In the countryside near Oxford, England, Adrian James Architects designed a house that achieves architectural distinction using prefabricated elements. Built out of flat-packed, insulated panels, the home cantilevers over a concrete wall, creating a captivating entrance.
In southwestern England, an architect transformed a humble postman’s cottage on a sprawling estate into a modern 2,497-square-foot residence.
At this energy-efficient home in a wooded village outside Bristol, sliding aluminum panels enable the residents to control how much sunlight enters their living space.
Driving through the leafy country lanes on the outer edges of London’s commuter belt, it’s hard to imagine the city is just an hour away by train. But the Sussex fields around the village of Peasmarsh set the scene for John Carver and Anna Carloss’s modern renovation of a midcentury bungalow, bringing the city—or at least its design sensibility—that much closer.
Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk for himself and his friends to visit, repose, and consider the beauty of agrarian minimalism.
Sheridan Coakley, owner of the furnishings purveyor SCP, uses his circa-1970s home an hour outside London as a testing ground for the furnishings he carries in his company’s inventory. In the foreground, a Balzac lounge chair by Matthew Hilton is draped with a Donna Wilson blanket.