Natural oak frame visually distinguishes open plan space
Internally, the living area is open plan, with no space wasting corridors. Carpenter Oak’s modern timber frame design visibly separates the open spaces. Utilising 150mm square lengths for a lighter feel, the structural timber posts create a distinction between living, dining and kitchen areas. A tiny shelf, built into a post, provides a fun element and is perfect for a mug of cocoa or glass of wine.
The living area comprises of full length glazing with roof lights in the two storey atrium. An illusion of space is given and light floods the area. The Carpenter Oak designed frame has been left in its natural state, not sandblasted or cleaned, contributing to a lived in look.
A range of finishes accentuate character
Built within the oak frame, the kitchen, handcrafted by a local carpenter, is painted cream, fitted with galvanised external hinges and topped with a recycled elm worktop. Louvered partition shutters, offer a glimpse into the music room, tucked beneath the stairs.
White-washed timber floors compliment the oak frame, adding pattern and texture. The walls are finished in brushed plaster giving character and interest to the surface when lit at night. Roderick’s love of fun spaces is highlighted by a secret door, disguised as a bookcase, leading from the main bedroom to a single bedroom.
Tigh Darach is one of the few projects where Carpenter Oak have been involved exclusively in the frame design element.