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Watson House, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England

Boldre House, Lymington Building, southeast England – design by John Pardey Architects

19 May 2011

Watson House, Boldre

Design: John Pardey Architects

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Contemporary Hampshire House

RIBA Award winner, 19th of May 2011

The architects have overcome the reticence of planners, who insisted on this New Forest house being invisible from the public realm, in a thoroughly elegant way.

Its concept is beautifully simple: a single long, linear shape with a central living space which is open to both ends. While it pays homage to mid-century Danish examples, the architecture has been enriched with the playful humour of the quirkily placed windows. Locally grown sweet chestnut structural panels minimise the carbon footprint and allowed for a quick build.

The building is staked to the ground by its broad brick chimney but otherwise it floats above the landscape in a delightful way. This is a poetic building.

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Watson House – Building Information

Title: Watson House
Location: Boldre, north of Lymington, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England
Architect: John Pardey Architects
Client: Private clients
Contractor: NFTS
Contract Value: Confidential
Date of completion: Sep 2010
Gross internal area: 318 sqm

House design by John Pardey Architects : Hind House

RIBA Awards


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