The Houseboat Story

The Houseboat is part of the Solidspace brand which pioneers the development of homes based on our DNA – eat live work. Three interconnected spaces separated by level changes, enjoying a feeling of spaciousness and well-being by the volume of space created.

The 2017 Stephen Lawrence Prize, now in its twentieth year, has been awarded to The Houseboat, designed in collaboration with Meredith Bowles of Mole Architects and executive architect Rebecca Granger. Built for clients who are architects themselves, this extraordinary house is the culmination of many years of designing and collaborating. The result is a spectacular home, conceived as two upturned hulls propped together, with breath-taking spaces facing the sea over Poole Harbour.

RIBA Press Release

Winner of the RIBA 2017 Stephen Lawrence Prize

The Solidspace DNA - Three Interconnected Spaces




Volume & Light

Natural light helps people lead more productive, happier, healthier and calmer lives

Half Levels

The Solidspace DNA is our trademark design concept that arranges spaces for eating, living and working over an open series of half-levels. It is present in all of our developments – be they one-off homes or multiple apartments.

Natural Light

The DNA can be configured in a number of different ways and is designed to exploit both volume and light, creating modern homes that are spacious and flooded with natural light. 

Double Height Void

By using half-levels, the stairs double up as corridors creating a double-height void and our open-plan design takes out redundant walls, thereby allowing light in from all angles.

Masters Of Design

Roger Zogolovitch

Owner architect/developer Roger Zogolovitch talks you though the concept of The Houseboat on The Modern House 'Masters of Design' series.

To learn more about The Houseboat, Roger, the ethos behind Solidspace and their other projects, please visit the Solidspace website and our Articles & Awards page.

A Truly Unique Holiday Experience

By making the house available for holiday guests, we are offering the opportunity of experiencing this unique mode of living within a custom designed Solidspace home. Although we have honed our craft through years of experience of designing innovative homes with family life at the centre, the Houseboat is an architectural experiment and just as we welcome you to stay, so do we welcome and appreciate your thoughts.

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