Boasting country charm with a chic, contemporary appeal, the modern Meadowview House by Ptatform 5 Architects combines the best of both worlds. Set in the rural village of Bedfordshire, this peaceful home is surrounded by mature trees, hedgerows and arable fields. In the heart of nature is this beautiful home, featuring a chestnut-clad volume balanced atop a solid masonry and glass base. From afar, what appears as a floating wooden volume offers endless views of the surrounding countryside. Inside, this modern house incorporates elements of nature that surround in, such as the rich, warm woods and expansive windows that invite the outdoors in. But nature has yet another important influence in this modern design – sustainable technologies including a rainwater harvesting system and a ventilation system with heat recovery. Platform 5 Architects.