In occasion of the spring equinox, I organised a road trip headed to Dorset and Glastonbury.
After visiting the Tor, Chalice well and the Hundred monkeys cafe; to get a lemon ginger tea to treat my sore throat, I decide to head down to the Jurassic coast. While visiting one of the most amazing English Heritage routes and sites, such as Kimmeridge, Corfe Castle and the Durdle Door, I use the privilege of being an Airbnb photographer to take the time to complete some interior photography requests from local Airbnb hosts.
Set between Bournemouth and Weymouth three miles from the beach in neorural surroundings of Swanage, Nutmeg house is a ‘core house’ architecture jewel. It’s owner Lisa is a Canadian creative industry professional who decided to move to the countryside where, with the help of an architect friend, she fought trough bureaucracy obstacles and logistic challenges to see her project trough.
After all the hard work her projects finally comes alive. Nutmeg house is a two storey oval house build on a hill overlooking the sea. Its hardwood exteriors perfectly blend with the beautiful countryside. The entrance opens into a bright open space kitchen diner lounge with a retro upcycled decor mixed with modern pieces of interior design and contemporary artworks hanging on the walls.
The first floor features various services rooms, the kids’ playing room and the entertainment room; where a range of sofas, armchairs and stools are arranged facing the screen wall full of movies and books; reminding me of a greek or roman amphitheatre. On the top floor there are three different rooms and the master bedroom that feature an island bath tub bathroom with windows overlooking the grassy surrounding, the trees and the three miles distant sea horizon. I bet that a hot bath with candles and incense looking at the wonderful view can take away any worries one might have. After a warming green tea and a little chat answering my tons of questions about the place, we say goodbye and I follow on trucking away with another piece of paradise in my heart. It’s always worth driving the extra mile to get to that special Airbnb place.