If you’re hoping to revamp your current abode – or simply want to create one from scratch – let Carey House be your muse. Designed for a private client by Henry Goss Architects, this stripped-back and futuristic edifice is set to be located in the middle of a Hertfordshire woodland, and in order to blend in with its natural surroundings, it’s conceived as a lightweight timber pavilion with two interlocking volumes that frame a south-facing courtyard. The result? A design buff’s haven.
The renderings have been made using photo-realistic and 3D visualisations, and these particular images are set in the early morning and late afternoon in order to showcase the light and shadow features.
A concrete plinth will anchor the building to its site, and above this, a system of Douglas fir louvres will protect the property from overheating (a welcome addition with the barbecue season approaching), particularly the southern elevation that allows the dining and living areas to join up with the courtyard.
Although it’s slick and shiny enough to persuade you to not make a mark in it, this avant-garde abode is intended to be lived in, with an ample central living space (a perfect area to set up a Sonos sound system and a B&O display), a 12-person dining area (for when you need to exhibit your mastery of cucina casalinga), a home cinema, a gym, a games room and a top-lit swimming pool. With all it has to offer, we can’t deny that this is the ultimate retreat for the modern day gent.
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