Private House, CotswoldsModern Hallway & Landing, London
Hufton & Crow
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Carlo ScarpaHugo Tugman, founder of Architect Your Home, looks to Italian architect and designer Carlo Scarpa when searching for inspiration: ‘Carlo Scarpa has always been a design hero for me. He was able to combine the most sensitive understanding and love for historic buildings with the most ardently expressed modern design in astonishing ways. He was brilliantly inventive, his love and understanding of materials and ability to express their beauty is clear in everything he ever designed and his detailing is extraordinary. ‘One project that embodies his brilliance more than any other is the Castelveccio museum in Verona, where he peeled the building back to reveal layers of history and then inserted uncompromisingly modern elements that hold the whole project together in the most beautiful and cohesive way I have ever seen.’
Say it with stoneCotswold stone is much loved for its honey-like tones, so this contemporary extension retains the character of the original wall, framing it in a glass box to let the natural light bring out its colours. It’s a good way for a modern extension to honour a house’s roots.
Go 360 degrees to lead the eyeUsing the same material on the floors, walls and ceiling can look brilliant and this is a stunning example. This cocoon effect is so successful, I can almost hear the peace and quiet. I want to be transported there on a manic day and just stare at the beautiful stone wall, which draws the eye through the space and adds just enough detail.