Fall in Love With This British Architect’s Colorful Weekend Retreat

Fall in Love With This British Architect’s Colorful Weekend Retreat

By Iain Aitch / Photos by Simon Watson
An architect’s weekend place on the English Channel turns its attention to the sea.

Were it not for its bright red chimney, Toot Rise would blend perfectly into the rural sandstone hill on which it is built. But this stainless steel cylinder pierces the chestnut-clad house like a sharp new pencil satisfyingly pushed through the lid of a shoebox. It is at once a deliberate signpost and the final flourish of British architect Nick Evans, who designed the two-story structure in East Sussex as a weekend home for himself and his family.

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