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Traditional Homes

Waterside Home on the Thames

Following an electrical fire at the original property, this unique replacement dwelling – situated on a challenging floodplain, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the River Thames – nears completion this year, and is set to be a truly distinctive waterside scheme.

Working alongside creative engineers Centrespace Design, and contractors Briar Construction, the design reflects the materiality and language of the surrounding area - with the addition of contemporary detailing – reimagining the original boathouse to create a striking, yet sympathetic, waterside property that truly embraces modern living.  

The raised plinth ensures protection from potential flooding and allows for the balconies to overhang the river, bringing the water up front and centre in the design, while optimising elevated views of the unique location. Internal spaces have been carefully orientated around external terraces and different aspects over the surrounding landscape to provide each with its own unique viewpoint and character. Each area of the raised plinth takes advantage of the beautiful setting – with private balconies overlooking the river, social terraces out to the garden and a sun deck to the above ground pool.

The interior celebrates a variety of textured and honest materials throughout – including a striking exposed steel structure, key to the building’s industrial identity - carefully curated to form a balance between a rugged and refined aesthetic, befitting of this unique waterside home.

Project Details
Project Name The Boat House
Project Reference 18074
Main Contractor Briar Construction
Structural Engineer Centrespace Design
Interior Design PATH Design
Landscape Design Portus Whitton