Project Name: Oak Hill

Location: Isle of Man

Interior Designer: Richmond Square Group

Architect: Richmond Square Group

The creation of a new stately home within an equestrian estate on the Isle of Man, this 21,000 square foot home recreated the elegance of a period country house with bespoke interiors suited to the clients’ needs and with 21st century technology.

This young and modern family had a variety of unique needs. The husband was keen to work from home regularly and to host corporate events and family parties. The wife was a keen equestrian who wanted a modern equestrian estate where she could stable and train her horses. The couple also had two young children who they wanted to keep safe but also provide them with ample opportunities to play and explore. The couple selected a site with uninterrupted sea views but it was a sloped site with challenging topography. Richmond Square were keen to ensure it was not simply a large house sitting on a large lawn but a cohesive estate that felt intimate.

Furthermore, the couple employed several members of staff and had a number of cars including a horse box. Richmond Square needed to find a way of accommodating these people and things whilst retaining the aesthetic beauty of the estate. With a project of this standing, it goes without saying that the quality of the design and build had to be spectacular. While this is always a challenge for any designer, securing the best trades people, suppliers and contractors is additionally difficult when building on an island in the middle of the Irish Sea.