The global trends in modern architecture can sometimes be discovered in very surprising ways. Like in this dream home in Somerset, UK. Combined here are elements from different rustic styles. Partly we discover Scandinavian and partly stylistic elements typical of Switzerland. Is that really surprising? Not really, if one assumes that one has searched for the best possible way for nature enjoyment. In this case, it makes sense and even recommended to draw information from different valuable sources. The name of the architect of the house is Graham and he worked hand in hand with the interior designer Emily. Both bought a plot of about two decares, on which there was a bungalow. The new project started to work in 2012 and a year later, in winter, they were able to move in there.
From some perspectives you just can not see the dream house!
The dream house adapts to the landscape
The house is located in the lower part of a hilly landscape, which is densely overgrown with trees. It shows twice the size of the former bungalow. It also has two storeys, not just one, as was the case in the old building. The level of the roof is not much higher than the previous construction.
However, you have the lower floor built deep into the ground. So now the rooms inside are much higher than in the bungalow before. What you see in the picture is, so to speak, the front of the house. It is quite closed and has hardly any light openings. It also has two overhangs covering the stowed firewood and parking. But the other side is very open and from there you have a beautiful view of the whole landscape around. This design has quite practical reasons for movement. The open side is in the southeast and this takes the best of the sun’s heat. The more sheltered side looks northwest, from whatever direction the cold comes.
The vertical dichotomy has proven to be optimal
Dream house dressed in oak wood
The exterior of this dream home is dominated by oak. This is typical of Northern Europe and especially for many buildings of this type in Sweden. From the same region, we mostly know the broad roof as well. The decision is certainly not accidental. It does not come only for aesthetic reasons. Rather, such types of materials and construction help to minimize the impact on nature. For the same reason, this building was built according to the passive house principles .
Oak wood is a suitable material for modern architecture
An answer to the local climate
The use of stylistic elements from other regions is not disturbed by the fact that this dream house is perfect for the British climate of this region. Mandatory technologies have ensured perfect isolation. You do not need to heat it, even if there are low temperatures outside. In this case, this effect was provided by experiments based on the research of sound waves.
The beautiful nature views make the charm of this dream home!
Entrance and insulation
In this case, we will pay special attention to the entrance of this dream home. Because just because you recognize that it has endeavored for a very good isolation. The front door is very sturdy and you can see this when entering. This construction is the reason for the insulation and just as the triple glazing on the window can be explained as well. In terms of aesthetics, this solution is quite successful because it immediately gives you the feeling of serious design and quality.
A great balcony – there are hardly any dream houses that do without it
The interior decoration on the ground floor
You first enter an oak-paneled entrance hall, which is rather small. The ceiling is also left quite low on purpose and is characterized by slatted frame. But just this tight design emphasizes the view outside. That’s just the real WOW factor of the house. It feels immediately intuitive to the corner, from which the view opens best.
The most important interior of this dream house is the kitchen
The residential facilities on the first floor
The main living rooms are located on the first floor. The kitchen is characterized in its appearance by a sloping ceiling. You also have huge windows, from which opens the picturesque view of the surrounding countryside. The kitchen, together with the dining room, is the largest room in the house. You can see right away that the family is gathering there. In addition, one could offer many guests entertainment. The kitchen area as the heart of the home – this is a traditional concept that we find in virtually all rural styles. Also this room is clad in oak wood and painted in white. You also have a freestanding kitchen island and a very wide dining table. In general, the room can be called eclectic. The rustic elements are mixed with those from the middle of the last century. In fact, typical Danish style chairs from the period are representative of this. The bedrooms are designed in Scandinavian style. All these rooms offer a wonderful view of the surrounding nature.
One discovers an eclectic style that combines various rustic elements as well as those from the middle of the 20th century
Pure nature enjoyment
Such a dream house shows us what the modern understanding of the enjoyment of nature consists of. It is a pleasure to draw on and make use of various global elements in order to achieve optimal adaptation to a certain natural landscape. In addition, you save the resources of nature through the use of the latest and most effective innovations. After all, every dream house that is oriented towards nature has a global and at the same time very own character.
The decoration is restrained (modern) and at the same time very rural
The modern interior is characterized by a mix of pleasant textures
The uniform look of this dream home comes to a large extent from the widespread use of wood
The clean, simple lines are typical of modern interior design. Also for the rustic ones.
Even the bathroom is perfectly integrated into the modern interior of this dream home
The eclectic, modern interior is dominated in the bedroom by the designer chair from the mid-20s