Location: Cotswolds, UK Status: Full Planning Permission Scale: 4-bedroom house, 750sqm
This waterside villa is set within 650 acres of woodland, meadows and lakes and joins designs by Phillipe Stark, Mechanoo, Marcel Wanders, and interior designer Kelly Hoppen.
Located at the edge of Bowmoor Lake this house takes full advantage of its corner location. Split over four floors comprising – basement, ground floor, first floor with roof terrace – the house twists at first floor to frame distant views over the lake whilst creating a sun-sheltered terrace to the floor below. The ground floor steps down in section to present a curved sunken-seated area which addresses the terrace and a glass edged pool with lake beyond.
Baca Director, Richard Coutts said ‘water creates a profound connection with the spirit of the place. With the glass doors of the living room folded back, and the use of a semi-gloss ceiling – as gentle breeze washes over the pool and lake it with send caustics (pool reflections) dancing across the room. What a perfect way to take in the view and unwind'.’