The large shade making canopies, the really beautifully crafted materials, the detailing and textures make this a truly enviable residential project created by London’s lovely Walker Bushe architects. The building has a California style which reminded me a little of the fab location house used in ‘A Single Man’ (if you’ve seen the film by Tom Ford). That late 1940’s house was designed by John Lautner and is worth checking out – it’s a typically laid back Californian house in Glendale, mostly made of wood.
Everything in this house – from the polished concrete, solid oak, surprising flint wall, soft sound fabric panelled hallway, glass roof sections, patterned acoustic boards and exquisite finishes in subtle hues makes the house a sensory as well as visual experience. What a beautiful house…it’s decadent but not boastful. There are numerous seamless transitions from interior to exterior making the outside space an equally important living space. I shot the house just before the owner moved in so its devoid of what will no doubt be tasteful art and objects, but it already has a wonderfully solid lived in feel unusual for a brand new build. I loved this house! It has a robust and warm feeling which oozes quality… it’s superstructure is made of CLT (supplied and assembled by Eurban Ltd)
The angled walls are brilliant and inspiring, (especially in the study) you’re most definitely not in a box and even though there is a LOT of glass, the light is not overpowering and how it travels around the building is all so well considered. It’s a photographers dream.