21st century country home Caring Wood by Macdonald Wright Architects wins RIBA House of the Year 2017

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sl/slnmsak61ql9u5dg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sl/slnmsak61ql9u5dg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sl/slnmsak61ql9u5dg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sl/slnmsak61ql9u5dg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />The UK's most prestigious award for a new house or extension, the <a href="http://bustler.net/news/tags/riba-house-of-the-year/99104/6108/first-two-shortlisted-homes-revealed-for-2017-riba-house-of-the-year-award" >RIBA House of the Year Award</a>, has officially been announced and awarded to Caring Wood. Designed by James Macdonald Wright of Macdonald Wright Architects and Niall Maxwell of&nbsp;<a href="https://archinect.com/ruralofficeforarchitecture" >Rural Office for Architecture</a>, the 21st century country home was picked from a <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5753/twenty-uk-homes-longlisted-for-the-2017-riba-house-of-the-year-award" >long-list of 20</a> that included Richard Meier's first UK building a self-build treehouse in Dorset complete with its own suspension bridge and slide and a cork-covered holiday home in Essex marshland among others.
Established in 2001 as the Manser Medal, the annual award was revealed this year on the popular UK property show Grand Designs, which also explored the seven shortlisted homes in a four-part series that concluded this evening. The winner, a massive 84-acre estate near Kent, was a top contender for the prize having also won a 2017 RIBA National Award under the "individual house" category.

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