Best of Houzz 2020

Best of Houzz Design and Service badge 2020


Awarded Best Of Houzz 2020

The Annual People’s Choice Award from the Houzz Community Highlights Home Renovation and Design Professionals with Most Popular Designs and Top Ratings

Des Ewing Residential Architects has won a “Best Of Houzz” award for Design and Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The company was chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.5 million active home building, renovation and design industry professionals.

The Best Of Houzz badge is awarded annually, in three categories: Design, Customer Service and Photography. Design awards honour professionals whose work was the most popular among the Houzz community. Customer Service honours are based on several factors which include a pro’s overall rating on Houzz and the client reviews submitted in 2019. Architecture and interior design photographers whose images were most popular are recognised with the Photography award.

“We are delighted to have once again been recognized by the ‘Best of Houzz’ awards for an 8th consecitive year.”

Des Ewing

A “Best Of Houzz 2020” badge will appear on winners’ profiles as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“This year’s Best Of Houzz awards go to an incredibly talented and service-oriented group of home renovation and design professionals, and we’re proud to highlight the winners on the Houzz website and app,”

“This award is particularly meaningful as it reflects the sentiment of the millions of homeowners in the Houzz community who are hiring home professionals for their projects across the UK and around the world.”

Inés Cid, Managing Director for Houzz UK

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About Us

We strive to produce elegant homes which our clients love to live in. They are created using skilled design, sustainable detailing and an unparalleled knowledge of superior home building. We are a team of residential architects, designers and technicians who produce award-winning homes. We provide a full and dedicated service starting from outline proposals, design, planning permission, detailed design to site management and final completion of your project.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish, accessed online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, discover products and hire the professionals they need in order to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Houzz also has international offices in London, Berlin, Sydney, Moscow, Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Houzz is a registered trademark of Houzz Inc. worldwide. For more information, visit

Daily Femail

Article published in Daily Mail 16th February 2019 featuring a slide we incorporated into one of our new build houses. It gets the 5 kids from the bedrooms to the kitchen in super quick time! Adults have been known to have ago too.

Des Ewing joins London Construction Award Judging Panel


The LCA’s recognise achievements, developments and innovation within London’s booming construction industry and feature a wide range of categories for solution providers, contractors, architects, developers and local authorities. 

The London Construction Awards Ceremony, taking place at the Royal Garden Hotel, will feature London’s leading construction professionals including Des Ewing who has been invited join the judging panel this year.

Holywood makeover

This 1950s detached property was well located in the popular village on Holywood on the coast just outside Belfast. The young couple loved the bright accomodation of the front rooms but the rear had utility type rooms which provided an unattractive elevation with no connection to the garden.

The most cost effective solution was to remove the small rear extension and to construct a contrasting modern box. The box contains a new master bedroom suite with new kitchen/living area to the ground. The kitchen connects through to the existing dining room which now become inform dining and is part of the kitchen space. From the kitchen it is possible to see to the front and into the rear garden as well as connecting into the hidden utility. Wide aluminium windows slide open onto the patio which has a cover area extending to the west to shade sun and provide shelter from summer rain.

Hertfordshire makeover.

This drab 1950s London surburban detached house had a large sloping south facing garden but was in need of updating and remodelling. On a tight budget the brief was to transform the external appearance and kerb appeal of the house whilst improving the kitchen/ living areas and their connection with the garden.

The current garden room was demolished and replaced with a two storey gabled extension which provided a vaulted masterbedroom over a large living space. The ground floor space connected with the kitchen and the lounge to provide a space which ebbed and flowed alone the sunny rear of the house.

Externally the brickwork was rendered and painted white whilst the new painted hardwood windows and doors mimicked the more expensive crittal style. The fine glazing bars and elegant proportion has given the house a more interesting and glamourous appearance. Stepped terraces and a more formal garden design make the rear garden a very inviting space in which to linger.

The Natural Stone Awards 2018

The Natural Stone Awards ceremony is a highlight event in the industry calendar. It provides an opportunity for the various professionals involved with the natural stone sector to come together and celebrate a range of fantastic projects and the teams behind them.

The 2018 Natural Stone Awards ceremony was held at , the The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, a five-star hotel close to two historic natural stone structures: The Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

BBC Sports presenter Jim Rosenthal was the evening host and voice of the National Lottery and Strictly Come Dancing, Alan Dedicoat was the announcer for the event.

We are delighted to have been commended for our recently completed Private house in Glasgow which used 75mm thick WittonFell sandstone ashlar cladding to the decades of the main living quarters of the house.

The judges noted that the overall impact is one of carefully specified masonry,built with a high degree of consistent quality control and appropriate craftsmanship.

Cottage Extension and Renovation in Killyleagh Conservation Area

Killyleagh Cottage Extension and Renovation. On approach the property has delightful kerb appeal with a rendered finish and a terracotta shrub lined path leading to the front entrance porch. Internally the property is unique with the addition of an internal courtyard allowing light to flood through the ground floor. The accommodation flows from living to dining to kitchen with a carefully thought out layout to include a utility area, WC and storage space. On the first floor there are two good sized bedrooms and bathroom all boasting beautiful design elements and style. To the rear there is a large, mature garden with a private patio space.