Two Studio Hillier Projects Earn 2024 World-wide Acclaim

SOLEBURY, PA – Studio Hillier’s design for the River Road Residence in Solebury, Pa., received a bronze medal from the 2024 International Architecture and Design Awards.



Two Studio Hillier projects have been named recipients of the 2024 International Architecture and Design Awards: A Platinum Medal in Kitchen and Dining design for a renovation of a beach house in Nantucket and a Bronze Medal for the River Road Residence in Solebury, PA, near New Hope.

The beach house in Nantucket, given the Danish Name “Strand Hus” by its owners, received the Platinum Medal in Kitchen and Dining Design. This renovation transforms an existing 50 year old modest ocean-fronting  house  into an exemplar of contemporary Danish architecture. Expansive glass openings with minimalistic detailing bridge the connection between the indoor and outdoor space. Partition walls were removed to create an open floor plan, allowing natural light to flow throughout the space. The second floor was designed to be a gathering space around the centralized open-plan kitchen, while taking advantage of the breathtaking 360-degree views along with the cantilevered balconies overlooking the ocean.

The River Road Residence in Solebury received the Bronze Medal in Individual Home Architecture. Situated on the banks of the Delaware River, the 5,400 square foot residence, supported by three 10-foot-high cantilevered trusses, is lifted above the flood level and sits on a 30 foot square poured concrete base containing a garage for three cars and a two-story high entrance foyer. The house above has panoramic views of the riverscape through full height windows from living areas, the master bedroom suite, and two decks. Spaces on the back of the house enjoy framed views into the surrounding woods. 



The Architecture and Design Community, creator of the IAD awards, describes itself as, “…a global gathering of architects and designers, united by a common goal: harmonizing human and environmental well-being”. Submissions were judged by a diverse panel of 30 esteemed architects from around the world.


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