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Lower Mill Estate : English Boathouse

Architecture Competition Oxfordshire, England – design by Sutherland Hussey Architects

19 Jul 2005

Lower Mill Estate

Lower Estate, Cotswolds – Competition to design a house, included architects such as Eva Jiricna, Will Alsop, etc.

The Lower Mill Estate boat house exhibited at the RIBA and the V&A in 2005

Information from Sutherland Hussey Architects

Lower Mill Estate Boathouse building Oxfordshire
Lower Mill Estate: image from Sutherland Hussey Architects

The Boat House is a contemporary interpretation of those wonderful boat houses usually situated on a man-made lake in a designed landscape not dissimilar to the situation created here in Lower Mill Estate.

All the living spaces are gathered around a generous outdoor room with overarching giant arbour which provides shade and privacy. A lap pool stretches the length of the house forming an edge to the outdoor deck with the boat launch beneath. The sitting room rests on the deck with an upper terrace above providing a substantial sun deck for the bedrooms.

The house is orientated to take maximum advantage of views and sun with the dining space opening onto a morning terrace and the sitting room and deck orientated to the late afternoon and evening sun. The high midday sun will dapple through the arbour from above and reflect through the deck by the gentle lapping of the water below.

Lower Mill Estate Boathouse Oxfordshire by Sutherland Hussey
Lower Mill Estate: image from Sutherland Hussey Architects

Lower Mill Estate England images / information from Sutherland Hussey 190705

Lower Mill Estate Boathouse architects : Sutherland Hussey

Location: Lower Mill Estate, Oxfordshire

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