House 19

House 19 is designed as a carbon neutral, energy efficient home in the ancient historic town of Old Amersham, nestled in the Chiltern Hills. The house fuses traditional forms and local materials in an elegant and modern way to make full use of the natural aspect and orientation of the site.

House 19 is a fusion of architectural moves, contemporary vernacular and pragmatic sustainability features and represents a benchmark for new houses in historic locations.

‘From the moment of arrival, you sense the quality of what lies within: the beautifully detailed corten canopy and the flint work are exceptional. This is a house with many layers that are gradually revealed. The architect/client has evidently lived and breathed this project but has exercised incredible rigour and control. Everything is considered. The views are composed and well-considered, the quality of light is superb and the sense of proportion results in a series of spaces that are inspiring. One suspects that this is a building that reveals more and more upon examination.’ RIBA South Awards Judges.

Architect: Jestico and Whiles Architects

Completed: 2016


2016    RIBA House of the Year. Longlist.
2016    RIBA South Award.
2017    Chilterns Building Design Award.
2017    LABC Central Building Excellence Award.
2017    AJ Sustainable Project Finalist
2017    Building Sustainability Project Finalist
2017    AJ100 Sustainable Practice of the Year Finalist
2017    BD Sustainability Architect of the Year Finalist
2017    Building Awards – Sustainability Project of the Year. Shortlist.
2017    WAN Sustainable Buildings Award. Longlist.