Modern new build home with sustainable design

By Alex Moss

Contemporary, Light-Filled Riverside Home

Built within the picturesque grounds of a listed Saxon manor house, River House fulfils a challenging brief to create a striking yet sensitive contemporary new-build home.

Innovative riverside modern new build home with cantilevered elements
Contemporary pavilion riverside home new build

HollandGreen Architecture worked in close collaboration with the clients to create a pavilion-style house that sits comfortably and elegantly within its historic green belt surroundings. The building follows a flowing single-story design that plays with stepped levels and unique angles. Floor-to-ceiling glazing frames uninterrupted views of the river Thames and the Oxfordshire countryside across each façade.

Modern glazed new build country home
Bright white lines modern interior design
Contemporary light filled kitchen living new build home

The main living spaces follow a minimal, open-plan design characterised by clean white lines and marble accents, leading the eye towards the surrounding views and blurring the division between inside and out. Striking floating cantilevered elements add a sense of weightlessness to the design, while capturing the elegant minimalism defined throughout the interior spaces.

Flowing contemporary new build riverside home
River House modern living room interior design
Flowing modern riverside new build set in green belt location

Below, functional stilts give the house an effortlessly ethereal feel as it floats over the meadow, while simultaneously futureproofing against flooding to ensure sustainability for years to come.

Contemporary rural countryside new build home

Completed: August 2020

Area: 600 sqm (including garage)

Photography: Martin Gardner