Situated on the Beaulieu river in the New Forest, this new house designed by ADAM director Nigel Anderson for property developer FiveM has just been granted planning permission by The New Forest National Park Authority. The project also includes a new guest cottage, boathouse and outbuildings, and improved landscaping designed by Balston Agius.
The architecture combines elements of arts and craft with the local vernacular architecture to create a unique dwelling suited to its picturesque setting. The main house uses a butterfly plan form to capture the views of the river, with a unique roofline that takes inspiration from the tradition of the 19th century. The guest cottage and outbuildings meanwhile adopt a simpler architectural language, leaning into the vernacular character of the local area. Sitting within the mature woodland setting, the guest cottage looks onto a new walled garden, and the new boathouse takes a traditional gabled form with direct access to the river beyond.
Commenting on the planning decision, Nigel Anderson said, “We are really delighted to have finally been given planning consent for this new house and the other buildings in its grounds. It has been exciting to have the opportunity to design a house and subsidiary structures that we hope will truly complement this spectacular riverside landscape setting as well as adding to the rich variety of building styles in the vicinity.”