This month, we talk to first-time self-builder and self-proclaimed Scandi/industrial design addict Joanna Fletcher. If you’re following Joanna on Instagram, you’ll be all too familiar with her and husband, Sam’s, positively inspirational home transformation and flair for clean-lined, super-stylish interiors. Here, we go back to the start of the Fletcher’s…

‘The Plantation’ is a modern home with pitched ceilings, a floating staircase and enormous windows looking out onto rural north Devon from serene bedrooms. Outside, the wood-clad exterior fuses modern architecture with the natural world. A formal pond mirrors the lap pool through the glass, and 400 newly-planted trees form…

08 Mar 2021
Abbots Way, the latest creation by AR Design Studio, is a stunning five-bedroom house. Bordered by mature trees and a small lake, this spectacular house creates feelings of ultimate relaxation and privacy. Its contemporary design juxtaposes superbly with its beautifully rural location on the south coast of England.

12 Feb 2021
Located in Shooter’s Hill, one of the oldest parts of London’s Blackheath, this Grade II Listed captain’s house was more than a little faded, and in many ways unsuited to modern family life. An innovative design approach from Matthew Giles Architects has introduced dramatic changes to the rear.

11 Jan 2021
This stunning four-bedroom detached property in a rural village near Southampton already had two rear extensions; however, they were so poorly thought-out; they created more problems than they solved. So, with a focus on converting their Edwardian house with innovative design, Mr and Mrs B sought to transform their family…

After her parents built their own home in 2001, Emma McMullan wanted to follow in their footsteps. Based on the north coast of Northern Ireland, Emma and her husband, Mark, always dreamed of countryside living and owning a large plot away from the main town. Flash-forward to 2020, and Emma…

Jonathan and Caitriona Hughes’ self-built three-bedroom, four-bathroom home is the epitome of coastal living. Perched on a picturesque coastline in a little fishing village in Dublin, which just happens to be Caitriona’s hometown, ‘Pebble Beach’ is the result of the Hughes’ three-year-long build journey. Here, i-Build’s Editor, Rebecca, catches up…

11 Sep 2020
Nestled between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lancashire border, in the tranquil village of Bracewell, approximately 11 miles from the market town of Skipton, lies a former barn that has been extensively renovated to create a fabulous home.

Tucked away in a secret location seven miles inland from Crantock and Watergate Bay in rural north Cornwall, this luxury self-catering barn – known as The Meadows – is a haven for romantic escapes. With a calming whitewashed aesthetic, hot tub and floating egg bath overlooking the swaying wildflower meadow,…

10 Jul 2020
Meticulously designed by award-winning Architect Niall McLaughlin, this modern-day masterpiece in Schull – named Skyros – was crafted from poured concrete and clad entirely in Irish Kilkenny limestone. Fusing modern architecture with minimalist-style, floor-to-ceiling glass windows allow the landscape to echo throughout the clean interiors, exhibiting stunning south-facing views over…

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