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This glass and steel structured building, which overlooks Poole Harbour in Dorset, draws inspiration from its seaside surroundings, with huge windows and large open-plan spaces.

1/8 Exterior

exterior of house with glass wall and grass

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

2/8 Living room

living room with white walls and books

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

The pale ash floor used in the living room mimics that of yacht decking. A mix of transparent and white furniture creates a light, modern look.

Find folding chairs like these at John Lewis, and visit BoConcept for similar storage units.

3/8 Kitchen

kitchen with white cabinet and wash basin

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

The sense of space has been maximised in this narrow kitchen with the use of glossy white units. The unframed floor-to-ceiling window makes the room feel like it is part of the garden outside.

The kitchen units were from Tisettanta, and you can find marble worktops at Stone Age.

4/8 Kitchen-diner

kitchen with men and white walls

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

In the dining room and kitchen area, a hatch running the length of both rooms, brings the spaces together. The transparent table and chairs continue the ultra-modern feel and complements the white scheme.

Habitat have a similar table and dining chairs.

5/8 Hallway staircase

staircase with white wall and glass

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

The wooden staircase is both sleek and simple. Enclosed by white walls, it allows the open-plan space to be as light an airy as possible.

 6/8 Upstairs hallway

staircase with white wall and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

Floor-to-ceiling windows gives a panoramic view of the garden. The white model of a boat, which fits in perfectly with the neutral scheme, is a stunning focal point.

7/8 Bedroom

bedroom with wooden flooring and books

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

The bedroom is a tranquil haven of white. All four bedrooms in this modern home are identical, and have an individual view through trees across the water. White glossy floor-to-ceiling wardrobes maximise storage potential. 

The wardrobes with sliding doors were from Tisettanta.

8/8 Bathroom

bathroom with bathtub and white walls

(Image credit: Future PLC/Paul Raeside)

The wall panels in this bathroom are acrylic rather than tiles for a clean, streamlined feel, a look that is repeated in all of the four ensuite bathrooms.

Visit SL Hardwoods for similar acrylic panels.

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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.