A NEW Winchester house has been shortlisted for a national award.

Four Views is built into the hillside off Oliver’s Battery Road North with stunning views over the city.

Designed by Andy Ramus, of Southgate Street-based AR Design Studio, it has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times British Homes Awards.

The conceptual drive behind his house was the principle of the 3 N’s: nature, natural light and natural air. The form of the replacement house is defined by four interlocking boxes, the enclosed space at their centre forms a ‘Zen’ garden, with a single olive tree at its heart.

AR Design Studio specialise in elegant and imaginative contemporary new homes, extensions, renovations and mulit-plot developments.

It has won a number of awards such as the Royal Institute of British Architects 2012 Downland Prize, Civic Trust Award, Best of Houzz Award, Federation of Master Builders Award and Daily Telegraph Small House of the Year Award.