UK’s best new homes – RIBA announces House of the Year 2021 longlist

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the longlist for the RIBA House of the Year 2021.

Among the 20 projects in the running to win the UK’s most prestigious award for a new house or extension are:

  • A highly-sustainable home built on land that once belonged to the gardens of a large country house in Devon (Devon Passivhaus)
  • A skilfully restored stone cottage in the wilds of the Scottish Highlands (Kyle House)
  • An elegantly simple home, perched on stilts over the River Thames floodplain in Berkshire (River House)
  • The imaginative remodelling and extension of a semi-detached Victorian house in East London (Grain House)

The 20 longlisted homes are:


The shortlist and winner of the RIBA House of the Year 2021 will be revealed in the sixth series of Channel 4’s Grand Designs: House of the Year, produced by Naked West (a Fremantle label), airing later this year.

The jury for the 2021 House of the Year is: Amin Taha (Chair), Chairman of GROUPWORK; Co-founder of Ash Sakula Architects, Cany Ash; Co-founder of McGonigle McGrath, Kieran McGonigle (RIBA House of the Year 2019 winner).