Step inside this serene modernist new build

See inside this single-story family home in the Isle of Wight. See how the owners have created a modern new build with lots of sunlight and pared-back design. See inside more of Britain's real homes at

The exterior is clad in black mosaics, which glitter in the sunshine and give the house a touch of glamour.

1/6 Exterior

exterior with garden and furniture

(Image credit: Chris Everard)

Topps Tiles

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John Lewis

2/6 Living room

living room with white wall and books shelves

(Image credit: Chris Everard)

In contrast to the exterior, the inside of the house is white and bright. The modular sofas in the living room allow everyone to enjoy the views, while the low bookcases are on casters so they can be wheeled out of the way for parties.

Fat Stan's Furniture Company
Similar sofa
The Rug Company

3/6 Hallway

hallway white wall and blue bench

(Image credit: Chris Everard)

The hallway overlooks the garden, so a bench has been placed here to allow anyone who's passing to stop and enjoy the view. It also adds an energising shot of colour.

Similar bench
Costa's Barbers

4/6 Kitchen

kitchen with white wall and dining table and burgundy chairs

(Image credit: Chris Everard)

The kitchen units are made of aluminum topped with a bespoke concrete slab, adding a touch of industrial chic. A large dining table allows for big gatherings of family and friends.

Cinqueterre from Schiffini
Stephen Haall at IN.form

5/6 Bathroom

bathroom with green tiles on wall and wooden floor

(Image credit: Chris Everard)

The floor in the bathroom is cleverly slatted so it works as a wet room, too. The dark green adds refreshing colour and looks beautiful with the rich wood.

Element 7
World's End Tiles

6/6 Bedroom

bedroom with white wall and white bad on wooden floor

(Image credit: Chris Everard)

This serene bedroom has a bed that appears to float to keep the look uncluttered. The roomy storage bench is a nod to the owners' love of sailing.

Fat Stan's Furniture Company
Bed linen
The Conran Shop

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.