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English Residential Architecture – latest home additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

18 May 2018 + 25 Jul 2017
Black House in Kent, South East England
Architect: AR Design Studio
Black House Kent contemporary property
image courtesy of architects

Black House in Kent
Black House is a contemporary property drawing its influences from both the historic and modern buildings of Kent. A retired engineer and Conran interior designer chose to move from a 15th century Tudor house and build a contemporary dream home in their garden.

9 May 2018
Heather Cottage, Berkshire, South East England
Design: Spratley & Partners
Heather Cottage in Berkshire
photograph © Peter Cook

Cottage Property in Berkshire
Positioned on a floodplain this cottage has piled foundations and is raised up on concrete stilts 1.85m above the ground, supported by a steel frame.

6 Apr 2018
Turn End Houses, Buckinghamshire, South East England
Aldington Craig Collinge
photo : Richard Bryant _ Arcaid
Turn End Houses
Combined House and Garden Open Weekend with an outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.

14 Feb 2018
Chalfont House, East Sussex, Southern England
Design: RX Architects
Chalfont House
photograph : Ashley Gendek

Chalfont House
The property is directly adjacent to Rye Nature Reserve, one of the most important conservation sites in Britain. The site is formed of undulating shingle deposits formed as the sea receded over centuries.

7 Feb 2018
The Elements House, Hampshire, Southern England
Architects: AR Design Studio
New Residence in Southern England
photo © Martin Gardner

New Residence in Southern England
Located in Hampshire within close proximity to the River Hamble, this remarkable new-build family home provides substantial entertainment space, designed by local architects AR Design Studio. Kebony, a beautiful wood recommended by leading architects was carefully selected for the exterior cladding of this property, which comprises three interlocking blocks organised around a central courtyard.

18 Sep 2017
Castle Cove Houses, Portland Harbour, Dorset, Southern England
Architects: AR Design Studio
Castle Cove Houses on Portland Harbour
image Courtesy architecture office

Castle Cove Houses on Portland Harbour
Planning approval for new homes on the Jurrasic Coast, an area famous for its sailing and watersports. Three properties sit above a public beach, overlooking the harbour.

5 Sep 2017
The Farmer’s House

16 Aug 2017
Hampshire Passivhaus

11 Aug 2017
New House in Dartmouth, Devon
Marsh Hill, Aldeburgh

7 Jul 2017
The Crow’s Nest Residence in Dorset

21 May 2017
Marsh Hill, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Eastern England – A RIBA East Awards Winner in 2017
Design: Mole Architects
Marsh Hill by Mole Architects
photo © David Butler

Marsh Hill, Aldeburgh
A contemporary house making a bold architectural statement on a sensitive site overlooking the River Alde estuary. The house is linear in form with a sweeping zinc roof that twists and rises from east to west. The highest point of the roof is seen at arrival dropping as the land rises at the entrance lobby thereby giving a welcoming and low scale domestic entry within the north wall.

12 May 2017
Pivot House, Reymerston, Norfolk, Eastern England
Design: Studio Bark, Architects
Paragraph 55 House in Norfolk
image courtesy of architects

Paragraph 55 Home in England
Full planning approval for an innovative, off-grid Paragraph 55 home in Norfolk. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Paragraph 55 allows individual countryside homes to be built, provided that they reflect the highest standards of architecture, sustainability and innovation.

2 Feb 2017
OutHouse in Gloucestershire

17 Jan 2017
Ancient Party Barn, Kent

2 Jan 2017 + 25 Apr 2016 _ 15 May 2015
A House for Essex
Design: FAT Architecture and Grayson Perry
House for Essex by FAT + Grayson Perry
photograph : Jack Hobhouse

A House for Essex
Living Architecture’s latest project is a daring and provocative collaboration between FAT Architecture and Grayson Perry was nominated for the Stirling Prize 2015 and shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe 2017 Award. The house, which is situated in Wrabness close to the Essex coast, is an extraordinary work of architecture and art, which provides a setting for a number of specially-commissioned works by Grayson Perry exploring the unique qualities of Essex.

27 Dec 2016
Meadowcroft in Hampshire

19 Dec 2016
The Hidden House, Surrey Hills AONB

14 Dec 2016
Zinc House in Lymington

6 Dec 2016
The Hill House in Winchester

25 Nov 2016
Ansty Plum in Wiltshire

20 Oct 2016
Yachtsman’s House on the Isle of Wight

19 Oct 2016
Sea Glass House on the Isle of Wight

24 Sep 2016
Contemporary Farmhouse in Great Bealings, near Woodbridge, Suffolk
Design: Plan Bureau, architects
Contemporary Farmhouse in Great Bealings
images : Anna Marinenko, 3d renderer

Two traditional farm buildings are planned to be turned into residential premises. The bigger one (333 sqm) will house bright indoor swimming pool with lounge zone nearby. Another one (almost 200 sqm) will be converted into sports area with table tennis, gym equipment and basketball court.

21 Sep 2016
Modern Mansion near London, southern England
Design: Maciej Grelewicz Architects
Modern Mansion near London
image from architect

Modern Mansion near London
First Prize in an international ‘Design a Beautiful House’ competition for luxurious home near London.

21 Sep 2016
Balancing Barn, Thorington
Design: MVRDV
Balancing Barn by MVRDV in Suffolk
photo : Living Architecture

Balancing Barn Suffolk
Daringly inventive house showign off a massive cantilever, the celebrated Dutch architecture studio certainly went for drama on this residential project!

20 Sep 2016
Woodpeckers, New Forest, Hampshire, southern England
Design: Strom Architects
House in the New Forest
photo : Luke Hayes

Contemporary Property in the New Forest
Two-storey replacement for a 1930s bungalow property.

20 Sep 2016
Warborne Farm in The New Forest National Park

20 Sep 2016
Country House, Easton, Suffolk
Design: Jerry Tate Architects
Country House in Suffolk
image from Jerry Tate Architects

Country House in Suffolk
Jerry Tate Architects has received planning for a 500m2 country house on a greenfield site in Easton, Suffolk. The contemporary design integrates the building and landscape in both form and function.

4 Aug 2016
The Chapel on the Hill in Forest-in-Teesdale

21 Jul 2016
Fir House in Bransgore, New Forest

22 Jun 2016
Black Barn, off-grid Paragraph 55 country home in Suffolk
Design: Studio Bark
Black Barn
image from architect

Black Barn in Suffolk

24 Mar 2016
Paragraph 55 House, Ravenstone

26 Jan 2016
Broad Street House, Suffolk, Eastern England
Design: Nash Baker Architects
Broad Street House
photograph : Nick Guttridge

Broad Street House
A new build home in Suffolk by Nash Baker Architects. The house utilises a palette of natural and traditional materials to blend with the rural street scene, and the exterior uses oak cladding and handmade bricks (both locally sourced) to blend with the architectural character of the village.

29 Mar 2015
Living Architecture Houses

16 Nov 2013
Integer House BRE Watford, south east England
The Smart Home at the Building Research Establishment Innovation Park
Integer House BRE Watford
photo from Polysolar
Hamish Watson, founder of Polysolar, looks at how the refurbishment of the Integer Millennium House in Watford, first constructed in 1998 and showcased on BBC’s ‘Tomorrow’s World’, has used its innovative transparent photovoltaic glass to prevent excessive thermal gain to the building, while also generating renewable energy.

11 Oct 2013
The Medic’s House, Winchester, Hampshire, southern England
Architects: AR Design Studio
The Medic's House Winchester
photograph : Martin Gardner, www.spacialimages.com

Upon the arrival of their new baby daughter, the need for additional family space meant that the client’s existing 1950s three bed house desperately needed extending. The brief called for two additional bedrooms upstairs and a large open-plan family space with light, views and access to the beautiful garden at ground floor.

5 Sep 2013
Downley House, Petersfield, East Hampshire, southern England
Design: Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects
Downley House Petersfield
photo : Nick Kane

East Hampshire House
This large private house is a tour de force in a technicolour architectural style that derives from that of James Stirling, from whose practice these architects emerged. This means that it is an assemblage of strong primary forms, mostly cylinders and cubes. The entire structure, including the curved elements, is of cross-laminated timber.

5 Sep 2013
Rockmount Residence, Wirral, North West England
Design: ShedKM
Rockmount Residence Wirral
photo from architect

New Residence on The Wirral
The site is an extraordinary elevated mound with views towards the setting sun across the River Dee to the North Wales coast. Shed KM’s ingenious response is a new take on a classic modern linear house plan.

5 Sep 2013
Folding House, on the River Avon, southern England
Design: AR Design Studio
Folding House
image : AR Design Studio

Folding House
Hampshire based modern architects, AR Design Studio have designed a highly contemporary dream home for a retired client and his son. Showcasing stunning river views from all three levels, the folding design incorporates a blend of indoor and outdoor living spaces that extend out into the landscape and beyond.

20 Aug 2013
House in the New Forest, Hampshire, southeast England
Design: PAD Studio, Architects
New Forest House
photo : Nigel Rigden

House in the New Forest
The ‘New Forest House’ is set within a stunning 18.5 acre plot, located adjacent to ancient woodland and heath, in the New Forest National Park. The new building has been carefully conceived in order that the proposals minimise the impact on the site and its sensitive surroundings.

31 Jul 2013
Staithe End, Dorset, south west England
Design: Henry Goss Architects
Staithe End Residence Dorset
photo from architect

Contemporary Home in Dorset
This four bed private house on the banks of Christchurch Harbour represents a real coup and a major precedent for high quality contemporary architecture in the most sensitive of historic environments.

18 Jun 2013
House in Hunsdon
Design: Knox Bhavan Architects
Hunsdon House
photo © Dennis Gilbert

House in Hunsdon
Crowbrook is a new 200sqm 4 bedroom house for Mark and Bee de Rivaz in Hunsdon near Harlow. Mark has rheumatoid arthritis and limited mobility so it is important that the house is as open and accessible as possible. Hunsdon is a Category 1 Village and a conservation area. The new house replaces an existing bungalow of poor construction with a wasteful and torturous layout.

11 Jun 2013
Fortescue Fields, Norton St Philip, Somerset, south west England
Design: ADAM Architecture
Norton St Philip Houses Somerset properties
image : ADAM Architecture

Norton St Philip Houses
The new neighbourhood extends one of the most attractive and desirable villages in the South West. Each of the 55 houses is different. The first phase includes houses and apartments plus other buildings. Later phases will include retirement homes and apartments.

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