Henbury Corridor in Cheshire used to be defined by way of the diarist James Lees-Milne in 1990 as “stupendous…the entire home is a triumph”. This chic space, constructed within the Eighties, rises from the rolling contours of it historical parkland as a Palladian masterpiece of symmetry, class and ease. Stuffed with fascinating ancient references, its shape each venerable and acquainted, it’s distinctive within the tale of overdue-20th-century British structure.

Henbury: An Strange House tells the tale of ways the home got here to be created by way of Sebastian de Ferranti (1927-2015), drawing at the Palladian custom and the “ministry of all of the abilities” he introduced in combination—together with painter Felix Kelly, architect Julian Bicknell, internal decorator David Mlinaric and a bunch of gifted and professional artists and craftsmen.

This e-book, written by way of celebrated architectural historian Jeremy Musson and together with greater than 250 very good pictures, is the complementary imaginative and prescient of Sebastian de Ferranti’s widow Gilly de Ferranti, her tribute to her husband’s introduction, and as stunning and galvanizing a e-book as Henbury Corridor is a space.