Surrounded by undulating landscapes and in an elevated position this 4,800sq ft, 5 bedroom location house in Dorset based upon a simple barn structure formed from a steel frame and wrapped in concrete and Siberian larch. Entirely off-grid the contemporary eco-home is powered by solar panels and supported by a battery bank and backup generator.
With a largely open plan interior the entrance opens to a wide hall with views reaching the length of the barn, allowing glimpses into the elements that make up the main living areas. At the far end of the hall is the grand living, kitchen, and dining room. With a partial double height ceiling reaching into the eaves of the building, this is a vast room with a real sense of space and light. Wide glazed openings help to flood the room with natural light. The cleverly zoned space provides a cosy sitting area centred around a feature fireplace.
The kitchen is a light industrial design with concrete and stainless steel countertops, and a large island unit.
Off the entrance hall is a separate snug / office, and a bedroom. On the first floor are a further four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a small gym.
Outside of the house is a covered garden which cuts into the silhouette of the structure and creates a light well into the centre of the building. Filled with botanicals, it helps bring life into the minimal interiors. At the end of the barn is a concrete terrace under a pergola.
Surrounded by fields and in 7.5 acres the house is very private.
Nearest Rail: Gillingham - (2 hrs direct from Waterloo)
Parking: Easily space for 12 vehicles.