Steve Smith designed his remarkable, mirrored Warwickshire home so that it disappears entirely into its surrounds.
Aptly called Invisible House, the Moreton Paddox home expands across 3,000 sq ft and is surrounded by mature trees on all sides. Living spaces are set within individual pavilions connected via glazed walkways and clad in panes of smoked mirror glass. This reflective skin camouflages the volumes within their leafy setting, which is carefully cultivated by Rosebank Landscaping, with ponds wrapping around the base of the pavilions and ferns springing up between their voids.
Smith enlisted BPN Architects to realise the project for sale via The Modern House and Knight Frank for £2m having previously worked together on the RIBA-winning Ghost House together. The firm won planning for its ‘exceptional and unique architecture,’ though this is not limited to Invisible House’s exterior.
Neutral colours are used across the interior to keep the focus on the woodland views. Fluted walls add texture to the living room, and a black resin floor in the entrance hall adds drama, echoed by LED lighting strips that are recessed within the ceilings, adding a futuristic vibe, while mirrored doors add a sense of discovery.