Flint House, Waddesdon Estate

Flint House

I’m not so much leaping as rolling, very slowly, into 2017, dreaming of living a life very different from my own as I peruse the newest interiors magazines.

Beautiful Flint House would be an ideal base for future me:

Winner of the RIBA House of the Year Award in 2015, the Flint House was commissioned by Lord Rothschild and designed by Charlotte Skene Catling of Skene Catling de la Peña.

In the form of an elongated, stepped wedge, Flint House sits in the heart of the Waddesdon Estate, on a chalk seam that runs from Norfolk to Dover. It was exploring this geology which inspired the architect, Charlotte Skene Catling, to create a building clad in flint which seems to erupt from the surrounding earth. The flints, knapped by hand by Sussex flint-workers The Flintman Company, are graduated in colour, steely grey at ground level rising to smooth white chalk blocks at the top. Facing the main building is a similarly stepped, smaller annex …

Do click across to see more of Flint House and admire, in particular, the exquisite stone work, pictured below.

The property of home-porn fantasy, no?

In my dreams, for sure ❤️

Flint House, Waddesdon Estate, Aylesbury, Bucks.
Flint House, Waddesdon Estate, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England.

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