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post updated 11 February 2024

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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of British Properties. Residences are mostly located in the south east of the country.

We aim to include British Property / projects that are either of excellent quality.

We cover completed houses in Britain and new property designs. We also post residential architecture competitions across the British Isles.

We have 3 pages of British House selections.

British Houses : news + projects from A-J (this page)

British House Designs : projects from K-N

British Homes : projects from O-Z

Contemporary British Houses

Recent British House additions to this page, chronological:

Thompson House, Isle of Wight, southern England
The Manser Practice
Thompson House Isle of Wight
photo : Jonathan Manser
Thompson House – 20 Jan 2013
The Client’s brief was for their weekend and holiday house, a compact 1960’s bungalow, to be enlarged, giving more living accommodation and enhancing the views of the sea to the north and west. Maintaining the private/secret nature of the site was also a requirement.

Abbots Way, Abbots Way Fountains Park, Netley Abbey, Hampshire, south east England
Design: Architect: Andy Ramus – AR Design Studio
Hampshire House
photo : Martin Gardner,
Abbots Way House – 2 Oct 2012
This latest creation by AR Design Studio, is a stunning five bedroom house. Bordered by mature trees and a small lake, this spectacular house creates feelings of ultimate relaxation and privacy, whilst its contemporary design juxtaposes superbly with its beautifully rural location, on the south coast of England.

Hurst House, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, south east England
Design: John Pardey Architects in collaboration with Ström Architects
Buckinghamshire Home
photo : Andy Matthews
Buckinghamshire Property
The Hurst House is a new build one-off contemporary house located on the edge of the village of Bourne End. The clients’ brief was to build a very sustainable and contemporary family home that would have the flexibility to successfully cope with changing family conditions as their children grow up and leave the nest. This lead to a house where they can live in one extended space while family bedrooms can be shut down and left on tick-over.

Country House, Easton, Suffolk, south east England
Design: Jerry Tate Architects
Country Home in Suffolk - British Houses
image from Jerry Tate Architects
Country House in Suffolk – 19 Jul 2012
Jerry Tate Architects has received planning for a 500m2 country house on a greenfield site in Easton, Suffolk. The contemporary design integrates the building and landscape in both form and function.

Balancing Barn, Suffolk, south east England
Design: MVDRV
Balancing Barn British Houses
photo : Edmund Sumner
Balancing Barn
This cantilevered holiday home near the village of Thorington in Suffolk, England, is 30 meters long, with a 15 meters cantilever over a slope, plunging the house headlong into nature. Living Architecture, an organization devoted to the experience of modern architecture, commissioned MVRDV in 2008.

Houses in Britain

British Residential Designs, alphabetical:

Bell-Simpson house, south west Scotland
modern scottish house
photo from NORD

Concrete House, Edinburgh, south east Scotland
Edinburgh House
photograph from architect

Dingleton Boiler House, Scotland
Dingleton Boiler House - British Houses
picture from architect studio
Studio DuB has won Planning Permission and Listed Building consent to convert a derelict boiler house in the Scottish Borders into five apartments. The boiler house, by architect Peter Womersley, was completed in 1978 to serve a now defunct psychiatric hospital.

Duncan House, Scotland
Duncan House
photo : Andrew Lee

Eagle Rock House, southern England
East Sussex residence - British Houses
picture © Jocelyne Van den Bossche

Eco home, Sussex, southern England
Sussex eco house
photo © Richard Rowland
In the £200k project, the respected Brighton firm of architects has designed a two bedroom timber framed house that exceeds the Building Research Establishment (BRE) ‘excellent’ rating in energy saving and carbon reduction. In view of its exemplary ‘green’ features, the house has already won a ‘Green Apple Silver Award’ in the ‘National New Build Residential’ category, June 2007.

Gap House, London
Gap House - British Houses
image © Nick Kane
The narrow house occupies a 2.3m wide former side alley and rear garden of an adjoining house. The project utilises passive solar design, high levels of insulation, a ground coupled heat pump, and rainwater harvesting to reduce its impact on the environment and meets Code For Sustainable Homes Level 4.

Hampshire home, southern England
Hampshire home - British Houses
image from S&R

House in Highgate Cemetery, North London
Newproperty in Highgate Cemetery - British Houses
photo : Lyndon Douglas

John Soane’s House, London, south east England
John Soane's House
photograph © Adrian Welch

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New Bowden property - British Houses
photo : Daniel Hopkinson

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Skye house

Stealth house, England
Stealth House
photo from Robert Dye Associates

Casa Batllo, famous Barcelona home

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