A John Pawson Masterpiece for Lease
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Hankering for a holiday in the English countryside, with a bit of architecture thrown in? John Pawson's Tilty Hill Barn, a minimalist masterpiece, is available for rent. Located in tranquil surroundings in the Essex countryside, Pawson's Tilty Hill project is a conversion of an 18th-century Dutch barn, forcefully propelled into the 21st century. The single-story house wraps around a large courtyard area (used as a horse enclosure); the interior is as tranquil as the surrounding countryside. For rental information, go to The Wow House Company . Above: Pawson preserved the bones of the historical structure. Above: A spare wood Donald Judd settee is centered in the main room. Above: Pawson managed to create a send of indoor/outdoor flow within the historical barn structure, thanks to large windows overlooking the landscape. Above: Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves provide storage and display opportunities. Above: Oversize picture windows overlook an expansive deck area. Above: Pawson inserted a minimalist stainless kitchen in the barn's interior. Above: Details from the kitchen. Above: A custom-designed dining table with benches. Above: Rustic rafters define the space. Above: The kitchen overlooks agrarian outbuildings on the property. Above: The master bedroom is spare and simple. Above: An inquisitive visitor. N.B.: This post is an update; the original ran on July 20, 2009.