This year's Home of the Year winner is...
House Number 7 by architect Murray Kerr of Denizen Works
Our worthy winner is an amazing new-build home on the Isle of Tiree on the west coast of Scotland, a 3-bedroom house on the site of a ruined, B-listed black-house.
The breathtakingly bold design cleverly blends in with the local vernacular and was created using a daring mix of materials – stone, steel, glass and timber – which have all helped to create a beautifully contemporary scheme. The calm interiors, white-washed walls, soft timber clad ceilings and lovely timber furniture was an instant hit with all the judges. It feels homely, welcoming and the architect has made it seem simple. It's affordable, sustainable, modern, traditional, clever, practical and a bench-mark for all self-builders to follow.
Living Space 170m²
And Best Extension goes to...
Lens House by architect Alison Brooks
A refurbishment and extension of a derelict victorian semi-detached house in London's Canonbury conservation area.
What the judges loved about this project was its smart engagement with its context. It's an architecturally elegant and amazingly well-crafted extension and was impressed by the use of glass. They loved how the black boxes dip in and out of the shadows of the tree. It's a fabulous scheme.
Extra living space 70m²