Built in 1979, the house is only reachable via a 200-foot-long trail through verdant greenery.
As the principal of Furness Associates and a professor at Cambridge University, architect Syd Furness designed a wide range of well-known buildings across Britain. His own family home, however, is perhaps one of his most celebrated works. The simple structure is a case study in minimalist, post-and-beam architecture and has been remarkably preserved since its initial construction in 1979.
As with most architect-owner homes, the single-story structure also encapsulates Furness's professional philosophy, some of which was inspired by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Parallels to Wright's work are evident by this home's organic design and construction, most notably its graceful use of timber framing to accommodate challenges in reaching the site's relatively secluded location. Accessible only by a 200-foot-long path from the street, the property's lack of easy access by vehicles led Furness to employ a simple post-and-beam construction method for the home.
Interior spaces are built around a corridor defined by a central row of posts, off which each of the living areas and bedrooms are located. No matter the space, the continuous line of windows along the front and rear facade provide a constant stream of natural light. Keep scrolling for a tour inside this dreamy home, currently listed for £1,295,000.