The Balancing Barn

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275,- €

Clad in elegant silver tiles, the Balancing Barn dramatically cantilevers over the landscape, providing views from its huge panoramic windows over woods, ponds and meadows. The house was designed by the Dutch firm MVRDV, who have won a world-wide reputation for the ingenuity, playfulness and comfort of their designs.

The positioning of The Balancing Barn within the site was carefully considered, and due to the shape and length of the house, it was natural for MVRDV to place the building on the same trajectory as the tree-lined approach road. This allowed for the house to seem very small and traditionally shaped as one approaches, only revealing its theatrical 30 metre length on closer inspection.

The Balancing Barn sleeps 8 people.

Photos © Living Architecture

Recent awards:
- RIBA Awards 2011 (winner)
- Brit Insurance Design Awards 2011 (shortlisted)
- Red dot design award (winner)
- Conde Nast Traveller Innovation & Design Awards 2011 (winner, Leisure)


The Balancing Barn is located on a site formerly known as Church Farm, which was owned by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust.
This holiday home 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.

Photos © Living Architecture




interior designer
Studio Makkink & Bey


price per night from:
275,- €
The Balancing Barn
Thorington Rd
Thorington, IP19 9JG
United Kingdom
+49 (0)40 73 44 77 48
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