New flood-proof home on Thames
Pre-application plans have been submitted for a flood-resilient home on an exclusive stretch of the Thames. This replacement house will not only create a beautiful residence with panoramic views of the river, but it will also add more space for water thus helping to reduce flood-risk to neighbouring properties.
The house is designed around an existing willow tree, which frames the entrance, and a new cutting for boats to pull right up to the house. The main house is lifted high above the flood level allowing the entire ground floor to flood without damaging the house. A bridge back to the mainland allows safe access to the house even during a flood.