Vertical Wood Siding Covers This Contemporary Holiday House In England

AR Design Studio have created a timber holiday home with water views that has a bright, comfortable and welcoming interior.

Photography by Martin Gardner

 

AR Design Studio were asked by their clients to design an extension for their holiday house on the South Coast of England, but half way through the planning process the house unfortunately broke in half one night during a landslip. This allowed AR Design Studio and the clients to design a completely brand new holiday home.

 

AR Design Studio have created a timber holiday home with water views that has a bright, comfortable and welcoming interior.

Photography by Martin Gardner

The designers worked closely with Eckersley O’Callaghan, an engineering firm, to create a solution so that the same problem wouldn’t happen again.

A concrete slab was built into the ground, with small walls built on top of it. A floating structural frame was then laid on top of the walls to act as an adjustable raft just in case there was future movement on the site. Located beneath the frame are areas specifically designed for mechanical jacks to be positioned in the event that the house does need to be re-leveled.


AR Design Studio have created a timber holiday home with water views that has a bright, comfortable and welcoming interior.

Photography by Martin Gardner

Inside the timber holiday home is an interior that’s bright, comfortable and welcoming. The main living area shares the space with the dining area and the kitchen. A wood burning fireplace keeps the room warm on a cold night.


Inside this timber holiday home is an interior that's bright, comfortable and welcoming. The main living area shares the space with the dining area and the kitchen. A wood burning fireplace keeps the room warm on a cold night.

Photography by Martin Gardner

The kitchen brings nature inside with wooden cabinetry and a large window above the sink provides views of the plants outside. A large island with 5 simple pendant lights hanging above, is home to the cooktop and plenty of storage.


This kitchen brings nature inside with wooden cabinetry and a large window above the sink provides views of the plants outside. A large island with 5 simple pendant lights hanging above, is home to the cooktop and plenty of storage.

Photography by Martin Gardner

Large dark grey tiles cover the floor of the home and give the interior a cohesive appearance.


Large dark grey tiles cover the floor of the home and give the interior a cohesive appearance.

Photography by Martin Gardner

White walls and wooden stairs lead you up to the upper level of the home.


White walls and wooden stairs lead you up to the upper level of this modern holiday home.

Photography by Martin Gardner

Upstairs there’s a bedroom that has a large window overlooking the water, and behind the bed an the open bathroom with a standalone tub, shower and vanity.


This bedroom in a modern holiday home has a large window overlooking the water, and behind the bed an the open bathroom with a standalone tub, shower and vanity.

Photography by Martin Gardner

Here’s a look at another one of the bathrooms that features large grey tiles covering both the floor and walls.


This modern bathroom features large grey tiles covering both the floor and walls.

Photography by Martin Gardner

Back on the exterior of the house, you can see how they used woods of different widths to create the unique wooden facade.


Woods of different widths have been used to create the unique wooden facade on this holiday home.

Photography by Martin Gardner

At night, the holiday home has uplighting on the facade creating a soft glow on the house.


At night, this modern holiday home has uplighting on the facade creating a soft glow on the house.

Photography by Martin Gardner

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