Grand house with intimate, crafted spaces
South RIBA Regional Award 2019
Niall McLaughlin Architects for private client
Contract value: Undisclosed
This house is arranged as a set of staggered pavilions for children, parents and grandparents, a testament to family life and growth. A courtyard kitchen breathes life into the household and can be looked down upon from the first-floor corridor connecting the pavilions. The riverside setting informs the design and choice of materials. Coursed flint, Purbeck limestone, architectural cast stone and untreated oak timber framed windows, which will weather to the silver-grey of the stone, all play their part in an effortlessly exquisite elevation. The house is grand but the rooms are crafted spaces, intimate and of a wonderful human scale.