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RIBA’s elite House of the Year 2023 shortlist has been unveiled

The Green House in Tottenham is one of the RIBA House of the Year 2023 shortlisted properties

The Green House in Tottenham is one of the shortlisted properties (picture: Kilian O’Sullivan/VIEW)

From a 1970s cowshed conversion to a concrete fortress nestled on the banks of a Scottish loch, the Royal Institute of British Architects has announced its House of the Year shortlist for 2023.

Other contenders include a timber extended stone cottage in Devon and a five-bed Tottenham home with a Moroccan riad atrium.

We’ve got the lowdown on all the luxury properties in with a chance to win, so you can pick your favourite.

Cowshed, Devon

The home is a renovated cowshed with lots of the original features

The home is a renovated cowshed with lots of the original features (Picture: Max Creasy)

First up is the stunning Cowshed in Devon, owned by Suzanne and Peter Redstone, and designed by David Kohn Architects.

Suzanne, an artist, and Peter, a management consultant, had a brief to convert the entire farm, which they’ve been living in for the last 50 years, from a working diary farm into a residential community.

The cowshed was the last of five buildings to be converted and the couple kept as many of the original features of the building as possible.



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The home is used for Suzanne's studio space as well as living

The home is used for Suzanne’s studio space as well as living (Picture: Max Creasy)

‘We’ve incorporated our farm life into it. The doors that were back here, that’s part of the house now. My sink is still the dairy sink; that’s in my studio,’ Suzanne told RIBA.

‘The lights in the kitchen are the lights we used to warm the calves in the winter time. Our water troughs are outside and being used as planters.’



Fun fact about the Cowshed:

The renovation happened over the pandemic and, according to David, founding director at David Kohn Architects, at

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