The house, built from natural materials, is highly sustainable. Nine oak columns brace the whole structure, including a living sedum roof. This expansive frame, with traditional pegged joints, showcases the strength of the oak and Carpenter Oak’s traditional timber framing skills.
The materials perfectly complement the peaceful setting. The modern building peeks out above the curved front of a Cotswold dry stone wall which runs the length of the property. The sweep of the building is reflected in a specially created dew drop shaped lake.
A contemporary home with a connection to nature throughout
The original building was first a sawmill and later a sanatorium. Today, the modern property is home to a couple who, with their architect, saw the potential for a larger and much more contemporary design which maintained a connection with nature.
The ambitious design allows for traditional techniques and materials to come through, as close to their natural form as possible. Integrated from the start, the oak frame is a critical part of the project, delivered by Carpenter Oak working with architects, structural engineers and clients every step of the way.