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Mondrian's Geometric Paintings Inspired This Welsh Home

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Though its name—Cefn Castell—and the low stone wall on its perimeter may give the impression of a fortress on Game of Thrones, this lovely Welsh house is much less medieval. Built by Manchester, United Kingdom-based architecture firm Stephenson Studio for a client with an abiding admiration for the clean lines and rectilinear order of Piet Mondrian's work, this two-story three-bedroom home sits on the ruins of a 400-year-old stone cottage that once occupied the site (hence that remaining low stone wall). The whitewashed house overlooks Wales's Cardigan Bay (far too cozy a name for GoT), an inlet from the Irish Sea, maximizing views out to the coast. Inside, a Mondrian-style painting—all color-blocking and linear paint strokes—is actually a recreation of the house's floorplan.


· Stephenson Studio completes a Mondrian-inspired home for a remote site on the Welsh coastline [Dezeen]