With walls built out of semi-coarse Cotswold stone and floor-to-ceiling windows, this light-filled home blends in beautifully with the surrounding countryside.
The two-storey, four-bedroom home was architect-designed to look out over a glorious wildflower garden and the countryside beyond. A wooden staircase leads to a curved landing, with high-set windows for day-long natural light.
A finite number of wall cupboards help to make the kitchen seem less utilitarian and help it to blend more easily with the adjoining living area.
The kitchen island widens from back to front to fit the irregular shape of the room. The kitchen units were designed to feel like “wedges of cake”.
Rows of French windows let the light stream into the combined sitting-dining-kitchen area and provide panoramic views of the gardens and rolling countryside beyond.
The major spaces in the house are all designed without right angles, so the decorating required a delicate balance of soft, rounded shapes combined with more rigid, linear pieces.
The building’s curved design and wooden beams make it sympathetic with its natural surroundings. The semi-circular form also makes the most of the south-facing aspect.