TheÂ Balancing BarnÂ stands on the edge of a tranquil nature reserve a few miles inland from the Suffolk coast, near the historic towns of Walberswick and Aldeburgh. Clad in elegant silver tiles, the house dramatically cantilevers over the landscape, providing views from its huge panoramic windows over woods, ponds and meadows.
The house was designed by the Dutch firmÂ MVRDV, who have won a world-wide reputation for the ingenuity, playfulness and comfort of their designs. The central core of the building is concrete and the hillside half is made of heavier material to balance out the cantilevered half. TheÂ Balancing BarnÂ sleeps 8 people, and is available to rent from October 2010.