The Lake House

SODA Studio has completed the refurbishment of a lakeside property in the Cotswolds, with a focus on simple forms, a bold material palette and harnessing views out to the surrounding landscape. The Lakes House now has a fully opened up ground floor, which provides a multipurpose living space. A central feature of the room is a monolithic kitchen island that is made of peach-coloured cast concrete.

Throughout the house sawn oak timber joinery softens the atmosphere and provides contrast against the bold blackened steel details. A staircase leading to the first floor is encased in a full-height, blackened timber providing a sense of intimacy as you move to the more private bedrooms and bathrooms.

Photography by Pete Helme