When people think of country houses or estates, often one of two things comes to mind and that does not include the Downley House. Whether people conjure up a scene akin to 'Little House on the Prairie' or something a lot more decadent as with a country scene from Copolo's 'Marie Antoinette,' the Downley House will still surprise. Dark and imposing at first sight, it looks like it belongs more in a face of a stony mountain.
Designed by BPR Architects and located in Petersfield, England, the Downley House is nevertheless quite deceiving. The fortress-like exterior masks the bright interior that is flooded with natural light. The white walls, birch woods and lofty ceilings creates an airy atmosphere that is utterly refreshing. Nevertheless, the contemporary look suits the outer walls perfectly.