This incredible £2 million building that looks like a set of stone steps leading into the sky has won the prestigious House of the Year award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Designed architects Skene Catling De La Pena, the 6,200 square-foot Flint House is built on the flint-layered fields of the Rothschild’s estate at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. It makes use of the wealth of flint nearby but in a brilliant design twist, the further it extends from the ground it gradually changes into white chalk blocks that blend into the clouds.
From one angle, this building looks like a set of long, thin stone steps that lead upwards to nowhere. However once you start to explore it becomes exciting mix of rooftops, terraces and recesses that combine to give a piece of modern architecture that perfectly matches its environment.
RIBA President Jane Duncan said:
This is a beautiful addition to a beautiful landscape. Although superbly original and unique, it continues a fine tradition of RIBA award-winning houses that provide exemplars for others: architects, clients and developers.
Looks like a pretty awesome place to go home to, any one got a spare £2 million lying around?