Gallery: Wine Barrel-Inspired Downley House in England is Built from a ...

Photo © Birds Portchmouth Russum Architect
Designed by London-based Birds Portchmouth Russum Architects, Downley House is a new shelter built beside - and out of - the ruins of an old house. Located amidst the rolling hills of South Downs, in England's Hampshire, the home's other components include natural local materials like oak and stones. Downley House's owners are wine connoisseurs and their love for the grape drink and wine barrels can be clearly recognized in their home's design.

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