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Tour a luxury eco-home floating over water in West Sussex: Terrarium

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Studio Fuse is responsible for the creation of this timber-clad luxury eco-home that integrates design with nature, located in the coastal village of Bosham, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom. This home is divided into two individual structures. A single-story section hovers over a natural swimming pond that connects to the two-story section via a glass link that floats over the water.

The middle section of the dwelling boasts soaring, triple-height ceilings over the dining area and floating balconies on both levels that take advantage of the views through double-height glazing. This space also assists with solar gains and passive ventilation. The entire residence is bright and airy with a sleek and neutral interior throughout.

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This project won the very prestigious Residential Award in the Sussex Heritage Trust Awards 2022 and has been featured in Channel 4’s Grand Designs. It is also available as a self-catering retreat that embodies wellness architecture called “Terrarium”.

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This dwelling sits on a 1.5-acre site, falling within the context of both an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Being close to and enhancing this naturally beautiful landscape was at the core of the project’s principles.

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FEATURES

Pool Cabin, Sauna, Art Studio, Garage, Tennis Courts, Outdoor Dining, Hot Tub, Wildlife/Sculpture Trail.

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Need To Know: This home sleeps up to six guests (+4 children) and can be rented on Unique Homestays.

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What We Love: This luxury eco-home offers a unique experience of feeling like you are floating above a natural swimming pond. Indoor-outdoor living is plentiful in this dwelling, with expansive walls of glazing throughout. Overall, we are loving this nature-filled family retreat with its beautiful display of architecture, Narnia-esque playroom, wood-fired hot tub, and gracious Japanese gardens that make this one-of-a-kind.

Tell Us: Would this be your idea of the perfect vacation getaway experience? Let us know why or why not in the Comments below!

Note: Take a look at a couple of other incredible home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in the United Kingdom: A delightful seaside cottage retreat in Cornwall: The Oyster Catcher and A charming ivy-clad stone cottage offers tranquility in Worcestershire.

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This home is highly energy efficient; firstly calling on intelligent passive strategies and then using renewables such as a GSHP (Ground Source Heat Pump), PV (Photovoltaics), Water Harvesting & Recycling and Thermally High Performing Materials will be used. The resulting house will be close to net zero carbon.

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Above: The two-story component of this dwelling is anchored into the ground with a flint plinth.

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Photos: Courtesy of © Unique Home Stays / +44(0) 1637 881183

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