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This Black Glass House Serves As A Mirror to Its Surroundings

This house in Redberry Grove, London was only completed earlier this year, but you can get it for yourself over on The Modern House. Located on a quiet street overlooking a protected forested area, the house is clad in opaque black glass, which allows it to dramatically reflect its stunning natural surroundings. 

Architect Ian McChesney designed the four-bedroom home and the surrounding greenery so they would work well with one another. The landscape features two mature, rare Turkey Oaks that provide large, warm contrasts to the cool, reflective exterior of the home.

The living room features high ceilings and full-height windows on three sides, ensuring residents have an incredible view as well as ample natural lighting. On those cool winter days, the silver wood-burning stove provides warmth as well as it provides a beautiful centerpiece in the room throughout the year. Of course, with under-floor heating throughout the home, you won't need to rely on a fire to keep your toes warm.

The kitchen is divided from the living room with double sliding pocket doors that allow for an open-floor plan when you want it and a separate space when you need it. This system allows for an incredible entertaining space, especially when you take into account the large, pond-side terrace accessed directly from the dining area. 

An oak staircase lit from above and lined with glass along the sides leads the way to the second story and the living quarters, each of which features a brilliant view of the woodlands outside.

The property is green inside and out -receiving a four star sustainability rating for its impressive energy efficiency.

Via Design Milk

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