I didn’t expect to find this stunning architecture designed house down a side road in Hockley, Essex. The house is modern, bright and welcoming. On entering, the central hallway runs the length of the house with door ways off to both the left and right. Above in the high ceiling are windows which flood the hallway with light. The whole house has polished concrete floors with underfloor heating which stops space on the walls being taken up with unsightly radiators. To the left is the open plan living and kitchen area with doors that open on to the terrace outside. Windows have been used cleverly throughout the house to bring in light, even in the ensuite shower room there is a ceiling window above the shower. The use of natural wood inside and out softens the design and brings a warmth to it. The house was designed by Lawrence Becker, owner of Atelier 73 in Southend on Sea, Essex. I love it.