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.
A Ludwig Mies van der Rohe masterpiece that has been studied by architects from across the globe for over six decades the offers a world of inspiration for experts and design aficionados alike. It is barely a surprise then that the owners of in Texas wanted a home that was modeled on the iconic construction after having fallen in love with it during one of their trips.
On the inside décor is simple and elegant with a few mid-century modern icons like the Eames lounger making their presence felt. An accent wooden wall and the kitchen island usher in woodsy warmth even as the backdrop with herringbone pattern tile adds subtle pattern to the setting.
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.
Dashing oak floors bring in even more visual variance with light and dark elements sit next to each other with ease. It is the lovely scenery outside and the constantly hanging sights and sounds which bring vibrant joy to this sophisticated Charlotte residence where nature occupies center-stage.
As is the case with most heritage homes it is the rear addition that comes to the rescue here extending the living area even while leaving the two bedrooms at the front of the house largely untouched.
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.