LocationSouth East England
Settled in the open countryside, this house is nestled in a rural location, the First Floor Cantilever bringing a modern twist to a classic development. The brief was to provide a dwelling which responds to its context in materiality. The architect utilised the simple composition of using stone from the earth on the lower level and floating timber on the upper level.
To complement this extraordinary contemporary architecture, Clifton created an interior that was also focused on connections – both on the inside with the transitions between spaces and to the outside. Modern European furniture was sourced and provided the keynote for a scheme that was complemented by the selection of finishes and a significant bespoke joinery package.
Connecting to the outside was a key element of the interior specification. The stone flooring which is used both inside out has a timeless quality and harken notions of permanence and resilience. The materials used bring warmth and nature into the building through wood flooring, textile walls and built-in furniture pieces. The feature wood-burning stove set against the glazed outdoors is another example of these connections.Rosie