A mid-century modern location home

Posted on Sun, 25 Sep 2016 by KiM

Mid-century modern architecture always makes my design juices flow and this home is doing just that. A location home available via jj Locations, it is so open flows beautifully and THOSE WINDOWS! The decor could be SO much better so I am sitting here re-decorating it over and over in my head. Built by the architecture company Edgley Design, Pear Tree House was shortlisted for the Stephen Lawrence prize and awarded a RIBA London Award in 2015. The house has been built around a 100 year old pear tree, which was once part of a Victorian fruit orchard, creating an internal courtyard bringing light and air to the centre of the building. The house is long and thin, and the layout is arranged around the changing light of the day with the lowered snug in the centre of the building forming cosy retreat with views out into the garden. The building was designed to blend into its wooded back land context as far as possible and views through the building are defined by slender vertical elements which echo the experience of looking through trees. The ground floor walls are cast in concrete with vertical timber and contrast the polished concrete floor creating abstracted reflections. The house features crafted joinery made from oak veneered ply with brass detailing. Two handmade chandeliers, hang in the double height void spaces at either end of the glass link. The smooth ply finish staircases create dramatic, naturally lit spaces from the roof lights above.

Jared Hayden says:

You can't get any more mid-century modern than a conversation pit.

candice says:

I love old homes and I like Spanish architecture ( a childhood in San Diego California) but then I love these modern wood / glass "boxes" with views ­čÖé

Michael Smith says:

These are just lovely. Amazing work.

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