Que diriez vous de passer une semaine dans cette maison :

Note the pitch of the Douglas fir roof, which mimics the slope of the hill. The lower quarters are the public areas (living, dining, and cooking spaces); the upper includes a sleep loft for the couple as well as a bedroom (at right) for their two girls. The entire home is just over 1,000 square feet.

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Coppin made sustainable and eco-friendly choices throughout the home. “The dining table was made from the zinc from the derelict studio roof, and we bent it over a cheap door blank. Very simple. The chairs are old school chairs which we sourced online,” she tells us. Large double doors lead to a patio.

Much of Coppin’s budget went toward weather-proofing the house. Central heat, new windows, and insulation were all added during the remodel. “The original floor was removed so that the house could be insulated and heated. We used concrete paving slabs on the first floor which we ground down to expose the aggregate,” she says. On the second floor, cork-tiled floors were chosen for their sustainability, warmth, and mid-century appeal.

A sleep loft is just above the kitchen. All the wood used for the house’s exposed framework is Douglas fir.

“The bespoke stainless steel counter was designed as part of the original house and is supported by a large steel section. It cost a tenth of the original build budget, but the client was a great cook and so a priority for him,” says Coppin. The wall shelves and cabinet, at right, are Vitsoe.

“The armchairs and sofa are from the Plank range by Hans Wegner, and have been upholstered in a Swedish wool fabric,” says Coppin.

The sleep loft, with a pair of Alvar Aalto stools for nightstands. “They are one of the best pieces of furniture every designed, to my mind,” Coppin shares.

1960s modernist house ansty plum coppin dockray

A studio used either “to work or to paint” sits at the bottom of the garden.

A bathroom, with a lush view, was added to the studio.

1960s modernist house ansty plum coppin dockray

Coup de coeur pour la vue de la salle de bain ! J'aime énormément cette maison. Excellente semaine