Drift Road House, Hampshire


Developed for a couple relocating from London to the Hampshire countryside, this elegant, five-bedroom new-build house is designed to accommodate a growing family and transform their well-being.


The barn-like form, with its exposed timber structure, riffs on rural vernacular and creates a spacious, adaptable, double-height kitchen and living space. Glazed doors open onto terraces, a swimming pool, tennis court, and gardens that wrap around the building, promoting a connection with nature. Among the new spaces, a generously sized study is planned to make working from home a pleasure.


Designed around a glazed wind-sheltered internal courtyard, the house has plentiful windows offering views from its elevated position out across the fields. Our proposal fulfils the client’s desire for the building to offer a variety of experiences of the surrounding landscape – both intimate and expansive.


Tactile materials further enrich the living environment and reinforce the connection with nature, creating a contemporary and sustainable house with enduring appeal.


An ambitious environmental agenda underpins the design with highly insulated timber construction, renewable energy provision and passive solar design all integrated to create an efficient low energy building.


This project overlaps with an initiative we have recently been developing with Lewis Silkin aimed at demystifying the process of building new build homes in the countryside. For more information, please get in touch.

Project source

Direct comission