A home that sees the wood for the trees in its clever use of timber and light
There are some lovely things in Jenny Stevinson’s home – paintings, ceramics, mid-20th-century pieces, not to mention the cracking architecture itself – but she admits to no longer paying much attention to them as she is so smitten with the views outside. “I find myself constantly drawn to the trees and the plants; the vegetation is very powerful,” she says.
The setting is indeed impressive. Nestled in a five-acre plot within the South Downs National Park in Hampshire, the house is surrounded by majestic woodland, juxtaposed with contemporary landscaping. As you move through the building, the greenery outside is a constant presence, thanks to abundant glazing. “I like to sit in different places according to the time of day,” says Stevinson.