Cranham Lodge

Stunning curved Oak framed house

Location: Gloucestershire

Completed: 2013

Features: Nine oak columns, traditional pegged joints, open-plan ‘curved’ frame.

Requirements: Natural materials, entrance at first floor level, oak structure supporting sedum roof.

Awards: RIBA Regional Award, Readers’ Choice in the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding and Renovating Awards.

A traditional oak frame in support of exceptional modern architecture

Sustainable design without compromise

Thanks to the vision of the owners and the architect, this home blends a unique approach to timber framing with contemporary design. An oak frame spine runs the length of the building, supporting the roof without the need for numerous pillars, allowing for light, airy and uncluttered spaces.

Responding to the slope of the land, the building entrance and parts of the living area sit at first floor level. The frame passes through the building, naturally segmenting the space, and creating continuity with the wood visible on both floors. The result is light and peaceful spaces, with stunning views.

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