Stepping Stone House

In Berkshire, England, a lakeside manor received the addition of a living space and guest house. Prone to flooding, the two steel-framed buildings were perched above the water on a foundation of stilts. A glass bridge leads from the main house to the larger structure containing a multipurpose space while an attached unit provides guest accommodations. Throughout both, warm wood accents and a glazed facade create a tranquil atmosphere, immersing the interior in ample amounts of daylight and views of the natural surroundings. Whimsical features like a diving platform and a path of stepping stones allow owners to remain connected to the landscape, providing access to both the swimming lake and a sheltered garden on shore.

Photos: James Brittain Photography / Hamish & Lyons

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