We are excited to have been appointed to create a new country home set on the edge of a wood near Guildford in Surrey. Our site visit last week revealed the brick building nestling in hue among the autumnal colours of its surroundings. From the views towards the garden and beyond, the feeling is as though the house is nestled deep in acres of fields and woodlands. The land, called Foxhaven is also home to a variety of wildlife; red foxes from where the grounds inherited its name, deer,  badgers, and rabbits. The upcoming design process will explore how the building can make most advantage of its extraordinary views and connect with its verdant surroundings.