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Great Britain: 7 Amazing Abodes from the United Kingdom

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We journey across Great Britain from Cornwall in the south to the Isle of Skye up north in search of the best modern houses.
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  A modern house steeped in heritage, history, and spirituality emerges on the fringes of Scotland’s Isle of Skye. Photo by Andrew Lee.  Photo by: Andrew LeeCourtesy of: Andrew Lee

    A modern house steeped in heritage, history, and spirituality emerges on the fringes of Scotland’s Isle of Skye. Photo by Andrew Lee.

    Photo by: Andrew Lee

    Courtesy of: Andrew Lee

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  In southwest England, interior designer and avid furniture collector Kathryn Tyler built her home around the vintage pieces she’d amassed over a decade. Photo by Andrew Meredith.  Photo by: Andrew MeredithCourtesy of: Andrew Meredith 2007

    In southwest England, interior designer and avid furniture collector Kathryn Tyler built her home around the vintage pieces she’d amassed over a decade. Photo by Andrew Meredith.

    Photo by: Andrew Meredith

    Courtesy of: Andrew Meredith 2007

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  In Suffolk, England, MVRDV's Balancing Barn boats a daring cantilever.

    In Suffolk, England, MVRDV's Balancing Barn boats a daring cantilever.

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  Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate cultures can design a home that bridges the gap. Photo by Ben Anders.  Photo by: Ben Anders

    Made of hardy Scottish materials and holding a Japanese heart, this Edinburgh house shows that two architects from disparate cultures can design a home that bridges the gap. Photo by Ben Anders.

    Photo by: Ben Anders

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  Driving through the leafy country lanes on the outer edges of London’s commuter belt, it’s hard to imagine the city is just an hour away by train. But the Sussex fields around the village of Peasmarsh set the scene for John Carver and Anna Carloss’s modern renovation of a midcentury bungalow, bringing the city—or at least its design sensibility—that much closer. Photo by Nigel Shafran.  Photo by: Nigel Shafran

    Driving through the leafy country lanes on the outer edges of London’s commuter belt, it’s hard to imagine the city is just an hour away by train. But the Sussex fields around the village of Peasmarsh set the scene for John Carver and Anna Carloss’s modern renovation of a midcentury bungalow, bringing the city—or at least its design sensibility—that much closer. Photo by Nigel Shafran.

    Photo by: Nigel Shafran

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  Architect Paul Hinkin and his partner, Chrissy Pearce, bought and restored a 538-square-foot Deckhouse at Emsworth Yacht Harbour in Hampshire, England. Photo by Ben Anders.  Photo by: Ben AndersCourtesy of: Ben Anders

    Architect Paul Hinkin and his partner, Chrissy Pearce, bought and restored a 538-square-foot Deckhouse at Emsworth Yacht Harbour in Hampshire, England. Photo by Ben Anders.

    Photo by: Ben Anders

    Courtesy of: Ben Anders

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  Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk for himself and his friends to visit, repose, and consider the beauty of agrarian minimalism.  Photo by: Christoffer Rudquist

    Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk for himself and his friends to visit, repose, and consider the beauty of agrarian minimalism.

    Photo by: Christoffer Rudquist

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