Corten steel, Siberian larch and glass combine at this sleek country home in North Yorkshire by Vincent & Brown which rethinks the rural vernacular.
The three-bedroom Yorkshire property was constructed in 2019, four miles west of the medieval city of York, in rolling countryside. Given its rustic location, you’d be forgiven for thinking Vincent & Brown would lean into agricultural forms, or borrow from the historic surrounds. But the practice has thrown off pastiche in favour of an ultra-modern design that features an energy-efficient timber-frame shell, clean lines and rich patinas.
Askham Bryan Lane unfurls over a single storey, with floor-to-ceiling glass across the length of the facade, connecting the building to the landscape.
Natural limestone flooring runs underfoot from the hallway into living spaces, where a winter garden gives the feeling of greenery bursting outwards. Skylights are dotted across the roof, drawing light into the depths of the kitchen where there is titanium kitchen cabinetry with burnished stainless steel workshops.
Upping its eco-credentials is a heat recovery and clean air system, and BioDisc treatment plant and the house is serviced by fibre-optic internet despite its rural location.