Seymour Harris designed this home for himself and his wife Joan on the banks of the Beaulieu River near Southampton. He took inspiration from the round thatched huts in Ethiopia called Tukals after being commissioned in the 1950s by Emperor Haile Salassie of Ethiopia to design a complete new city and hydro electric power on the shores of lake Tana. He named this house the Tukal in memory of Haile Salassie who lost his life in a Communist coup d etat in 1968.
The house is still privately owned and has recently been renovated. Visit tukal.co.uk for more information.