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A home that has mastered material blending

Amy  Buxton Amy Buxton
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We know that we use the word genius a fair amount when we talk about beautiful homes that we have found, but we can't help it if we are fortunate enough to encounter architects that are at the top of their game every single day! Today's project is proof of that, with utterly GENIUS, yes, we said it, use of different materials that on paper shouldn't look as good as they do together! Open-plan spaces, dramatic, dark and brooding materials and a really cozy ambiance have all somehow combined to create the most astonishing home that keeps you guessing. An industrial corridor can meet a contemporary kitchen, which in turn connects to a chic and fresh master suite, which all means one thing; you can't ever get complacent here! Let's take a look around now, but don't worry, we won't talk too much; we'll simply point out some key things to notice!

Can you believe how good…

the wide variety of materials here all look? Shabby chic wood, polished wood and rugged stone all look to be the best of friends! The open-plan layout looks so comfortable too!

This rear facade looks so…

modern and fresh and we love that a sociable terrace has been added as well. That wooden roof is gorgeous!

We never say no to…

some well placed vintage or retro furniture! These sofas are just another great way to add in more diversity!

Would you just look at this stone? Wow!

There are numerous displays like this one throughout the home, to really bolster the importance of natural textures.

Calm, neutral and spacious…

this delightful bedroom has everything you'd need and nothing extraneous. The uninterrupted views out into the garden are such a treat!

Formal dining areas might not have been…

the height of fashion for a long while, but they are certainly back now! We love the classic good looks of this dark furniture set and tonally, it works so well with the rest of the space.

You might have expected a rustic kitchen…

but you'd be wrong! This one is sleek, modern and almost bordering on industrial, but it really works here! Cool monochrome tones connect to the stoney finishes throughout and the smooth cabinet doors offer another texture. This home is so enigmatic!

Talk about an eye-catching…

front door! No wood or glass here, only patina-infused metal, in a boldly industrial twist! Against the concrete walls, the reddish-brown hue looks amazing and the collaboration of dense materials looks so striking.

From the front, this house…

offers very little in the way of hints as to what the interior could contain. You'd never know the rear was so light and fresh, or that there was a heady mix of old, new, soft and heavy materials inside, but that's what great design is all about. It offers up combinations that shouldn't work, but do, thanks to a masterful manipulation of light and space and this home is certainly a great example of that!

For more unusual home inspiration, take a look at this article: Startling architecture that will make you take a second look.

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