Sunday Times article on British Home Award 2015 win for new villa

Sunday Times article on British Home Award 2015 win for new villa

25th October 2016

Article in the Sunday Times featuring the winning house in Hampshire in One-Off House or Extension category, designed by George Saumarez Smith

A new house in Hampshire, designed by George Saumarez Smith and built by Hampshire based traditional builders RJ Smith, has won Best One-Off House or Extension at the Sunday Times British Home Awards.

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The house replaced an uninspiring 1970’s house in rural Hampshire. Facing on to a quiet country lane and overlooking an open landscape, the house is built in white brick with Portland stone dressings, and a Welsh slate roof. The design takes its inspiration from the Regency period, a time when red brick was considered to be too harsh in the landscape and there was a desire for very light interiors. In many ways this has parallels with our own time, notwithstanding the emphasis now on informal family living. There is a view from the front door right through the house which gives a sense of spaciousness and a connection to the landscape.

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