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.
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.
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‘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