The countryside vernacular is turned on its head at Butterfly Barn II in Essex, with rustic forms swapped for sharp geometry.
The tawny, larch-clad structure was designed by architect Andrew Hughes in 2017 and sits snugly in the footprint of the original barn that was previously on the site. Its distinctive roof is inspired by the outstretched wings of a butterfly, while large glass panels look out across the surrounding countryside on the edge of Bradfield.
For sale via The Modern House for £950,000, the country home sits on an acre plot, surrounded by farmland. It has contemporary interiors marked by high, sloping ceilings, crisp white walls and polished concrete floors.
Four bedrooms fill one wing of the house, with the combined living room and kitchen in the other. A woodburning stove has been mounted to the wall while natural finishes appear in the kitchen via Carrera marble counters.