“Wow” Factor at Modern Badgers View Farm House, by Lewis & Hickey

When asked to create a contemporary house with a “distinctive wow factor,” the mind of architect Tim Lewis started spinning. He developed this modern 4,000-sq.-ft. home on Badgers View Farm, tucked in a valley among the rolling green of Chiltern Hills, near Chinnor, a suburb of Oxfordshire, England. This unique design delivers that “wow” factor, both outside and in. Inspired by the local landscape, the architect created an oddly angled silhouette that lends the house its main architectural appeal. The white, cretaceous chalk that forms the foundation of much of southern England gives the home its angles – jagged, and at the same time, a natural beauty. The home’s white rendered blocks are connected via a traditional knapped flint wall. Walls of windows further solidify the connection between nature and home