An elegant waterside house

Location: Devon

Completed: 2016

Features: Sloping topography, stone slate and oak combined, steel engineering for length and strength.

Requirements: A building to make the most of the waterside setting and views, and to the support the owner’s love of water sports.

Architect: Harrison Sutton

Every aspect of this building responds to the amazing estuary setting, with the open, arched space providing stunning views from every room.

The careful choice of materials, from the timber frame to the exterior and interior décor, lends a natural feel throughout the space.

Natural materials complement oak frames

There is a beautiful, connected approach to the design and detail of this property. Carpenter Oak worked on the boathouse and supplied and fitted the roof trusses to the main house. A modern take on an arch braced frame, this single story frame extends through the entire building to ensure complete integrity. This is combined with Structural Insulated Panels engineered by Carpenter Oak.

The panels are used to further enhance the protective envelope of the building. As well as supporting the structure, they, alongside the internal wall finishes, have been designed to leave the whole frame visible. This allows an impressive view of the frame in its entirety and makes the most of the natural feel of the timber against the cool interior style.

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