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The Narula House, Wargrave

Sweet-chestnut clad house floats across the site as a strong, single, linear form

The Narula House.
The Narula House. Credit: James Morris

John Pardey Architects for private client        
Contract value: undisclosed 
GIA: 334m2
 

This sweet-chestnut clad house sits on stilts above a potential flood depth of 1.2m, floating across the site as a strong, single, linear form. Open tread stairs rise to a sheltering canopy on the entrance deck, while inside, the lobby opens onto a raised outdoor court, an ordering principle for the house. To one side lies a large open-plan living space with unbroken river views and a full length balcony. An oversailing roof covers this, bedrooms and ancillary rooms. To the other side a generous circulation space connects with services and three en-suite bedrooms.  A brick chimney anchors the house to the site and three brick fins provide service drops. As well as an MVHR system, there is a ground source heat pump in the adjoining garage, powered by PV roof panels.

  • The Narula House.
    The Narula House. Credit: James Morris
  • The Narula House.
    The Narula House. Credit: James Morris
  • The Narula House.
    The Narula House. Credit: James Morris
  • The Narula House.
    The Narula House. Credit: James Morris
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