Set in the confines of Dartmoor National Park United Kingdom the in its latest avatar is a wonderful blend of the old and the new. Designed by Van Ellen + Sheryn the stunning 18th century farmstead was refurbished and extended to accommodate the needs of a modern family.
The house has been crafted with a unique concrete exterior that is broken up by large glass walls even as the stunning infinity pool on the ceiling and the dark bathroom unit stand in contrast.
Despite its contemporary appeal there is an undeniable midcentury vibe running throughout the house and this continues in the bedrooms and bathrooms as well. Smart practical and undeniable timeless!
Transition between the interior and the serene landscape outside is pretty much seamless here with the interior of the guest house being inspired by yacht design. Minimal and modern décor here is kept to a bare minimum.
Yet both these elements are carefully balanced as a cloak of green with transplanted prairie ecosystem on the roof and a wonderful garden adds the eco-sensitive tinge to this family residence.
Complete with a relaxing rooftop hangout that contains a relaxing sitting area al fresco dining and built-in outdoor kitchen this Californian home combines comfort with practicality in an effortless manner. Add to this its unique blend of Scandinavian and contemporary styles and you have an instant hit!
The cantilevered frame of the house allows it to float gently above the landscape with the bedrooms carefully hidden in the rear. Large glass windows and sweeping glass doors complete a relaxing retreat that pays fitting tribute to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s original creation.