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A Rural Home in Suffolk for a Retiring Couple
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Designed by Mole Architects for a retiring couple, Stackyard is a two-story home on the border of Palgrave village in Suffolk that neighbors a farmhouse. Despite its rural location, the exposed timber house is completely modern.

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With views of the northwest, the home is surrounded by greenery, which can be seen through the asymmetrical composition of windows.

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The house gets its name from the architectural enclosures you find in the areas that are used to store corn.

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Mole was inspired by the classic rectories housed near the edge of villages, which feature square plans and strong rooflines. Their design has a split level that works with the sloping land the house sits on.

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The entryway leads to a double-height atrium, heading right into the living quarters.

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Inside, the ceilings are relatively high and feature deep timber beams, helping to warm up the modern interior.

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Photos by David Butler.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.