Far from being haunted, Ghost House by BPN Architects was named for its ethereal presence and stunning silhouette. Partially embedded into the ground, the home blends in beautifully in the village of Moreton Paddox, UK, where a scattering of architect-designed homes have been popping up over the past five decades.
Heavily inspired by Tadao Ando’s concrete creations, the architecture studio constructed the entire home from concrete cast in-situ and three of its sides are fitted with dramatic floor-to-ceiling steel-framed windows.
The main entrance is reached by crossing a reflecting pool and descending into the sunken courtyard. A simple black door opens up to an impressive space of concrete and glass, featuring an open-plan living and dining area that looks out into the courtyard. On opposite sides of the main door are two symmetrical steel staircases that lead to the bedrooms, baths and a cinema room. Intensely private and stunningly simple, the Ghost House is a truly exceptional dwelling that encourages unique and challenging perspectives when it comes to designing spaces.