Sunday, May 23, 2010
John Pawson | Barn Conversion | Essex, England
One of the most celebrated Modern residences completed in recent times, Tilty Hill is the exquisite conversion of an 18th century Dutch barn by the architect John Pawson. The 4 / 5 bedroom house is located in tranquil surroundings in countryside close to the historic market town of Thaxted.
The house is widely considered to be one of the most important works by Pawson and of the finest examples of Minimalism in architecture anywhere in the world. Pawson is an architect renowned for his refined, rigorous aesthetic and producing uplifting, functional spaces. As one would expect from a Pawson project, the fittings and finishes throughout the house are of a very high quality.
The house wraps around a large courtyard area (used as a horse enclosure) and is all on a single storey. The use of ample glazing throughout the house enables occupants to enjoy the views and large skies for which this area is renowned.