merks hall

a stunning 12,000 sq ft manor house set in its own private estate amongst grounds and lakes, essex

This house started as a larger version of Waverton House, but was developed to make use of the local materials and methods of construction of Essex: red brick, stucco and slate. The north front employs a Doric and Ionic superimposed Order; rusticated quoins and ingeniously spaced triglyphs and modillions are positioned on a Baroque front influenced by Borromini's work at the Barberini Palace, Rome. The architects Quinlan and Francis Terry LLP were responsible for the design and we delivered a clean modern interior whilst retaining period features.