Take a Tour of the Dorset House

Trees have a magic that transforms everyday moments into things of beauty: shifting patterns of sunlight dappling the ground below, rainfall softened by thousands of outstretched leaves and the gentle rush of branches in the wind. This rainforest-inspired house, worth £2,500,000, draws the tranquillity of its woodland backdrop and lush garden into the heart of every room. And it could be yours, when you enter the Dorset House Draw, supporting BBC Children in Need.
From a soft, upholstered bed, in the centre of this main bedroom’s calming symmetry, look out onto sleek and ethereal silver birch growing from the banks of a sloping landscaped garden, a carpet of planted ferns at their feet. Vertical panels of deeply grained wood flank your wake-up view, while an indoor palm and velvet cushions of deep, forest green further braid the ties between the natural elements surrounding this house and the luxurious comforts within its walls.

However, some days the desire to be at one with nature may guide your bare feet onto the wooden boards of your outdoor shower. Here, you’ll be awash with the sing-song chatter of birds and grounding smell of fresh earth as well as the oversized showerhead’s invigorating cascade of hot water. Sunlight filters through a natural screen of leaves and plants in every shade of green as you reach for a white, towelled dressing gown, before coffee calls your name.

The open-plan kitchen’s bespoke chocolate cabinets, by Sterlingdale, and veined Dekton countertop contrast with a nest of soft, cream banquettes surrounding an oak pedestal table.  Behind your chrome coffee station, a mirror reflects the garden’s flowers and foliage. A fabric and timber stool at an elegant breakfast bar is an ideal perch, as entire walls of bifold glass reveal the wraparound sun terrace’s tiered grasses, palms, fatsias and red star plants.

Throw wide the kitchen’s two exterior walls of powder coated, aluminium doors to reveal a single, corner pillar; an architect’s nod to the iconic stilt houses of the tropics. A slatted, wooden walkway leading to the first floor pays homage to the tree-top bridges of rainforest homes. Sit soft, alfresco, on the inviting cushions of a wooden rope sofa, in the seclusion of an amphitheatre of honey-hued hardwood decking, tropical-style planting and potted shrubs.   

In this serene living room, a low, oval coffee table and double, stone-coloured, pebble sofas offer a grounding space for quiet reflection and tete-a-tetes. Full height, dual aspect windows facing out in opposing directions allow a view through the house to the surrounding greenery. The feathery fronds of an indoor fern and the fluid forms of paintings contrast with the striking geometry of a sumptuous rug that offers further cushioning to the deep pile carpet beneath. 

Gather family and friends to eat at a gently curved, solid oak dining table, on the other side of the kitchen’s flawless expanse of natural floorboards. Rounded, upholstered tub chairs are a touch of luxury, as you dine beneath a falling-leaf paper lightshade, while a spectacular floor-to-ceiling window allows spring’s late daylight to flow in, uninterrupted. An evening on the sundeck may follow, or in your home cinema. Because this is a Forest House of dreams.

For your chance to win this five bedroom Forest House worth £2,500,000, along with £100,000 cash, just enter the Dorset House Draw supporting BBC Children in Need. Your entries will help provide young people with safe spaces and someone to turn to when things are hard or in times of crisis.

Plus, enter by 24th April and you'll receive 2 for 1 entries using the link below. 

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