It’s not too often you come across a house that blends itself into the earth, or much less a multi-terrain area. But we’ve found one that is located in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire in South East England that gives you the best of both worlds.
An interesting fact about flint is that it’s the cousin of jasper, obsidian and onyx, which is found in chalk. Add to that, layers of concrete, glass and metal which are infused within this quite unique structure.
From a birds-eye view you’ll notice a dissolve like effect. The structure is on three terrains: road, river, and garden. It’s not a necessity, but the idea of driving through a house is one of the features that makes this isolated house unique. The river splits the house into two sections. The idea behind this is that it’s the divider between the public and private areas of the house, like walking into another half of the world.
With the public and private areas, it’s evident as to why the road is in the public area. Yes it’s a drivable road for possible passerbyers, but with a two-way mirror they won’t be able to see through this sanctuary too easily. You’ll maintain your privacy within the confines of the house, while also having a small getaway area along with a secret grotto within reach.
The Flint and Chalk House is where you can find privacy and sanctuary, which is all you need to appreciate this work of art.
Story By: Nico Triunfante
Images By: Skene Catling de la Peña