A celebration of our riverside homes

September 2021

With Riverside House making it to the final of House of the Year at the British Homes Awards 2021, we thought we would look back at our other riverside homes.

We start with our most recent project; Upstream. A contemporary 2 storey villa which is perched on the banks of the River Thames, at a key position where the river bends past the house, offering the fantastic plot enviable views of the setting sun. The striking design is all about making the most of the views with the rear façade almost fully glazed with a grand 2 storey central kitchen and dining room feeding off to the main living spaces with bedrooms above.

The second project we look back at our previous project that was also a finalist at the British Homes Awards in 2019. Straith house is an extensive remodel of what was a bungalow. The plot; also on the river Thames, overlooks a private island and Hampton Court grounds on the other banks of the river, with far reaching views of Kingson upon Thames. The house was designed using the local vernacular with painted black timber cladding on the upper floors and plenty of slim framed glazing on the ground floor, connecting the house with the garden.

The third project is Riverside House. This year it is shortlisted for 2no. awards; The British Homes Awards 2021 and the International Property Awards 2021. We are delighted to have had such strong recognition from the press and peers, and look forward to hearing the results. This contemporary new build has been designed to make the most of the views over the greenbelt woodland on the other side of the river.

The fourth project is Seaview House. This property is perched on an elevated position with almost 180 degrees of far reaching views. On the left is the River Dee and straight in front are the hills of North Wales and on the right is the opening to the Irish Sea, where our client can enjoy the setting Summer sun. The house is an extensive remodel and extension of a period house, which has been carefully redeveloped to allow for a modern layout while celebrating the best of the period styling.

Two other project that should get a mention is a live project on Disborough Island, on the River Thames. This property, on a large plot is being carefully extended to make the property twice as large. The second project is in the greenbelt at Hamm Court. This project also involves a series of permitted development extensions to enlarge the house, and then to amalgamate this to become a single larger home.

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