We are delighted to announce that Font House wins three RIBA 2018 awards. Font House at Nevill Holt is one of seven buildings to have won a 2018 RIBA East Midlands Award. Additionally, Font House also won the region’s Conservation Award along with the Project Architect Award. This was awarded to our Project Architect and certified Passivhaus Designer, Diana Dina.
Font House was designed in collaboration with landscape garden designer Rupert Golby and interior designer Ann Boyd, in the grounds of Nevill Holt, Leicestershire.
Nevill Holt includes a series of historic walled gardens, linked together by small pathways and openings.
Replacing a tired 1960s bungalow, the house takes on a symmetrical form standing clear of the historic garden walls with the composed presence of a pavilion. The material pallette draws on local sources and inspiration from the main hall with a series of hand-crafted bronze roofs set on ironstone facades. The house opens onto a south facing terrace, wrapped by two ponds and framed by wysteria-clad pergolas.
The internal layout balances a refined and intimate living space with a setting for entertainment. Private wings flank an open plan pavilion room, centred around a fireplace which opens out directly onto the terrace. Slender-framed sliding glazed screens blur the boundary between inside and out.
To view our award entry, please view theRIBA Website