Home of the 12 months x RIBA winner

Home on the Hill is a up to date extension to a small 18th century farmhouse in Gloucestershire, overlooking the Wye Valley.

Winner of the RIBA Home of the 12 months 2021 award, this property has been reworked in a four-phase programme over 10 years. Now it is a very particular place that is each a house and a gallery of Indian and African sculpture.

The primary section transformed the unique farmhouse. On one facet, three storeys have mixed into one advanced new house to make an intimate show room.

While the precise extension is bigger than the unique home, there are some fantastic options. The attractive staircase homes a grid of small sculptures and doubles up as a gallery, the upstairs rooms are full of sunshine, and niches and recesses add to the playfulness of the house.

Elsewhere, the deep brown fibre cement cladding, a nod to the close by Forest of Dean, contrasts with small flashes of extremely polished chrome steel.

While floor and air supply warmth pumps and photo voltaic panels scale back the constructing’s general vitality consumption, an in depth inexperienced roof with native wildflowers reduces rainwater loss. Plus, the encompassing grounds have been revitalised with new wildflower meadows and orchards, bordered by pollen-rich hedges.

• Location: Lydney

• Contract worth: £1,950,000.00