First two shortlisted homes revealed for 2017 RIBA House of the Year Award

            <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />The countdown has&nbsp;begun. Today, Caring Wood and the Shawm House were revealed as the&nbsp;first two shortlisted homes for RIBA's&nbsp;2017 <a href="" >House of the Year Award</a>, the UK's most prestigious accolade for top-notch architectural design in a&nbsp;new home or home extension. Out of a <a href="" >longlist of 20</a>, the shortlisted projects will be gradually&nbsp;revealed every week on&nbsp;&ldquo;Grand Designs: House of the Year&rdquo; TV program&nbsp;throughout this month. The House of the Year winner will be revealed on television&nbsp;November 28.<br>
Designed by James Macdonald Wright and Niall Maxwell, Caring Wood in rural Kent is a modern interpretation of the traditional English country house to meet present-day needs of three generations of a family.  Built in West Woodburn village in the rustic Northumbrian landscape, the Shawm House by MawsonKerr Architects is a stunning self-build by Richard Pender in collaboration with Dan Kerr. Pender built the home to provide a more manageable home for his aging parents. Read on for jury report excerpts on b...

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