Simple brick forms with sweet chestnut cladding and wildflower planted mono-pitch roofs
RIBA South East Award winner 2021
Turner.Works (formerly Carl Turner Architects) for Baobab
Contract value: undisclosed
Hove House started as a development opportunity, but rapidly became a personal project for Paul Templeton (director of developer Baobab) and his family. It is a deceptively large house on a backland plot built around a swimming pool that the previous owner had hived off. The new house is a series of simple brick forms with locally sourced sweet chestnut cladding. It is largely single storey, with mono-pitch wildflower-planted roofs, spiralling around the revamped pool. In situ stairs, concrete flooring and white painted steel trusses continue the simple industrial approach to materials internally. Sweet chestnut linings mimic the exterior and form a continuous backdrop to key spaces.