Charlton Brown built this country house for a cricket devotee. It sits alongside the cricket pitch in a Berkshire village, and we positioned the windows of the double-height living room to look straight along the crease.
Cricket is referenced in the summer houses's structural timber posts that mimic stumps. The same motif (plus bails) features at the entrance, where a single, huge, stone-carved stump supports either side of the portico. The 'knocked-out' middle stump from the portico then appears in the pattern of the entrance hall's flagstone floor.