The home was designed by Barnaby Gunning in 2012
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Location: Shipton Gorge, Bridport, Dorset, United Kingdom
Price: £1,500,000 ($1,992,000)
This unique home in Shipton Gorge, a small village in Dorset in South West England, was designed by Barnaby Gunning and completed in 2012. It is characterized by a “superellipse” shape, a term invented by philosopher and mathematician Piet Hein, who saw it “neither round nor rectangular, but in between.” One may be inclined to call it an oval.
Clad in English oak, the 3,179-square-foot residence comprises two floors, with communal areas arranged on the ground floor and bedrooms—five of them!—on the second. It was envisioned to take in the panoramic countryside views of it’s approximately 5.5-acre site while also being environmental in its considerations.
Its curved footprint allows for light to infiltrate all spaces of the home. Full-height glazed doors on the first floor’s open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area open directly to the outdoors, while large windows upstairs frame the aforementioned views of Bride Valley.
As for the interior decor, clean white walls combine with poured concrete floors on the main level, while white-painted wide-plan flooboards line the second. The property also features energy-efficient elements like solar panels, triple-glazed windows, and extensive insulation.
Located five miles away from the market town of Bridport, the home is offered at £1.5 million, or just under $2 million.