Lowater House: A Riverside Brick Beauty in Marlow
In the heart of Marlow, United Kingdom, Lowater House stands as a masterpiece by Fletcher Crane Architects, effortlessly blending with the historic charm of its riverside setting. This architectural gem, directly overlooking the Thames, showcases a unique red brick design across two levels, comprising three distinct pitched forms.
With a design that embraces the river and mirrors local architectural traditions, Lowater offers a serene haven, featuring a courtyard with reflective pool views and a design that beautifully merges indoor and outdoor spaces.
About Lowater House
Architectural Harmony with Nature
Lowater stands as a testament to the harmonious blend with its neighboring church and the Thames River. It aims to enhance the local architectural landscape with its enduring charm.
Elegant Design Overlooking the Thames
Perched on the banks of the Thames in Marlow, this house unfolds across two levels, divided into three red brick pitched structures. Guests enter through a garden wall with perforations, leading under a zinc and timber canopy into a majestic cloister. Moreover, a landscaped courtyard, complete with a lawned square and reflective pool, offers stunning views of the river.
A Fusion of Light and Space
The main gable’s perforated brick facade adds a touch of drama, partially hiding and reflecting the interior’s lights and life across the pool. This area combines the kitchen, living, and dining rooms under a mezzanine, creating a spacious feel. The central gable is home to a living room and a master suite upstairs, while the northern section provides additional bedrooms and a garage.
Through careful design, Lowater not only respects its historical and natural surroundings but also introduces a contemporary living space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Photography by Lorenzo Zandri