Dorset property featured on Grand Designs House of the Year

An eye-catching home in rural Dorset has been shortlisted for RIBA House of the Year 2022.

The Red House, an imaginative new brick building, is one of seven finalists for the Royal Institute of British Architects award which celebrates excellence and innovation in home design.

Designed by David Kohn Architects on behalf of a private client, The Red House is described as a “playful take on the rural vernacular farmhouse” and features bold green eaves, doors and windows.

Echo of Bournemouth:

The ground floor’s en-suite plan is cleverly ordered by the storage cores, creating a series of informal yet connected spaces, unified by the material approach and the beautiful end-grain larch wood flooring.

Echo of Bournemouth:

It is both compact yet well proportioned with consideration for future adaptation and accommodation of elderly or less mobile residents and guests.

A description of the property reads: “The material palette may seem utilitarian and pragmatic, but care has been taken to coordinate and orchestrate materials and flows throughout the house, particularly in the joinery.

Echo of Bournemouth:

“A sumptuous staircase descends through a projecting bay window.

“Customer requirements, specificities and tastes are evident everywhere. The discreet utilitarian aspect of the blockwork finishes and the contrasting works of art, the furniture and the integrated joinery, complement each other successfully.

Echo of Bournemouth:

“Overall, it’s a project full of delight and invention, pragmatism and eccentricity with scholarly references, formal and informal gestures.”

The seven shortlisted homes are revealed on Grand Designs House of the Year which airs Wednesdays at 9pm on Channel 4 with The Red House featured on the show on November 16.

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