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January 31, 2014
We journey across Great Britain from Cornwall in the south to the Isle of Skye up north in search of the best modern houses.
houlder residence interior

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

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Originally appeared in A Modern Home on Scotland's Isle of Skye
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Geometric home facade and upstairs balcony

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.

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Barn, architecture for rent

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

Originally appeared in Modern Architecture for Rent
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Back façade with Scottish oak and black aluminum cladding

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.

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The dining area opens to the expansive grounds, and is furnished with Eames fiberglass shell chairs.

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.

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elevated deckhouse in england exterior

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.

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Outdoor view of modern farmhouse renovation

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.

Originally appeared in A Pair of English Barns Hide Unabashedly Bold and Budget-Friendly Minimalist Interiors
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houlder residence interior

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.

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