West Stow Lodge in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, is an exceptional modern take on a traditional country home, designed by London based architecture firm Project Orange. The practice wanted to explore a traditional form, while making a house that was quietly of its time. The 450-square-metre, three-storey family home consists of a formal sitting room (pictured), study and music room, as well as an open-plan kitchen, dining room and informal living space at the back.
The exterior of the property is architecturally minimal, with clean, straight lines and rectangular windows. You might even notice design similarities with the work of Modernist master Alvar Aalto. White render and red bricks mirror the local Tudor-style houses. These details continue into the interior, with similar materials – brick, concrete, oak, bronze and painted grooved panelling – used throughout. The stunning joinery of the staircase (pictured) is one of the standout features of this build.
Browse the gallery for a full tour of this stunning property.
Photography: Jack Hobhouse