The beautiful fireplace is slightly raised in an attractive brick hearth which projects into the room. It has a simple kettle for heating water, as Innermost House does not have an electricity supply. The fire is also the only source for cooking food, which is a gentle reminder of a more ancient lifestyle.
As day turns to night, just see how the shaft of light pierces the room. With no electricity, Innermost House is lit by fire and candlelight. This is so elegantly beautiful!
Innermost House has a gorgeous 12-foot cedar ceiling (3.7 meters). The use of natural, simple materials makes this house effortlessly beautiful, whilst the care taken to render the wood neat and plain is in keeping with the nature of the house – simplistic and mindful.
The kitchen in Innermost House is as simple as it needs to be. With cooking done on the fire, the kitchen is an elegant space for food preparation, with a small number of cupboards to house few appliance requirements.
The deep sink dominates the kitchen, making it easy to wash and prepare vegetables, as well as to clean large fire pans. The tasteful design of the taps is exquisite yet practically functional.
The bathroom in Innermost House is as modest and as simple as the rest of the space. Although they use very little water, the owners have installed a conventional septic system, which we feel is an appropriately practical approach to a potentially ugly problem.
The living room features a large bookcase wall, with carefully selected books which represent the spiritual nature of the house. It is a delightful opposite to the fireplace and serves to perfectly finish the sitting room.
Tucked away behind the bookshelf is Innermost House’s study. This quiet space must be ideal for those who love to read, write, and reflect.
The sleeping area of Innermost House is in the loft and is accessed by a small ladder from the sitting room.
Simplicity is the key to Innermost House, and the bedroom offers a simple sleeping space which is comfortable and uncluttered.