Country Living Modern Rustic is a stuning magazine, brought to you by the popular Country Living Magazine.
Modern Rustic takes a fresh look on country-meets-contemporary design, with a format that reflects the look of the houses featured within it’s pages – luxury, clean and minimalistic. It has all you need to create a contemporary country look.
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The new issue of Modern Rustic (No.21) is here and we have once again compiled and photographed a selection of beautiful and inspiring properties from around the world.
This issue focuses on houses full of energising colour, restoration projects which celebrate tradition, and great hand craftsmanship. We also explore new properties – like the one in the video above – that use vernacular materials, combined with the latest eco-technology, to bridge the past and the present and tread lightly on their surroundings.
Country Living Homes and Style Director, Ben Kendrick, describes the day they visited this beautiful home in Gloucestershire, saying: “The lakeside family eco home [featured in the video] is spectacular. A very photogenic house, it’s set on a ribbon-like peninsular in a landscape dotted with endless lakes. It feels more like it’s in Finland rather than the Cotswolds.
“The sun shone, lifting the brilliant autumn colours. It was a memorable day. Reed warblers sang in the reed beds and otters kept continually bobbing up around us, fishing, while we photographed from a rowing boat. It’s the first time I have ever seen these animals for more than a fleeting glimpse in the wild.”
The home belongs by James Edmondson, who runs Log House Holidays, a string of stylish wooden, eco-holiday lodges situated around a string of lakes. It’s a modern update on two linked traditional barns and was built by Border Oak, a company who make green-oak timber-framed buildings in Herefordshire.
The design is both sympathetic and harmonious in its setting, and passive solar orientated. The building is heated by a ground source heat pump and photovoltaic panels, and even includes a sauna and cold immersion bath filled by an artesian spring which runs down a cascade of Cotswold stone.
This lakeside family eco home is the perfect synergy that dovetails with the ethos of Modern Rustic (No.21).
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