The Ansty Plum House


This astonishing house, located in the ancient hamlet of Ansty on the Dorset / Wiltshire border, was built in 1962 by Arup to the designs of David Levitt. Alison & Peter Smithson made later additions to the property, making it undoubtedly one of finest architect-designed homes in Britain (an archive dedicated to the house at Ansty can be found at the Victoria & Albert Museum).

The house, bought six years ago by the co-founder of London studio Coppin Dockray Sandra Coppin and her husband Nico de Beer, has undergone an extensive renovation and was shortlisted in 2015 for the AJ Retrofit Awards and won the award for 'Best Renovation' in the 2015 Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards.

Photography: Brotherton & Lock