West Yard Farm

Award Winning Oak Frame Design

Location: Devon

Completed: 2012

Award: Best Oak Frame Home 2014

Features: Timber engineering. Large glazing. Steel connectors and tie rods.

Constraints: Located in the conservation area of Dartmoor National Park.

Requirements: Light and spacious barn like structure.

Light and spacious timber framed barn stye structure with glazing on all sides.

A collaborative approach results in Best Oak Frame Home award

Located in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park and set within 60 acres of woodland and meadow, this 18th Century granite farmhouse and associated barns group loosely together to form West Yard Farm. The clients’ brief was to turn the dilapidated farmhouse and barns into a large, modern family home with annex space for various flexible use.

Tactile and aesthetic properties of green oak are utilised in a contemporary manner.

The clients chose van Ellen + Sheryn architects for the overall design of the house, who approached Carpenter Oak for the oak frame aspect, with builder Richard Goulden from Goulden & Sons finishing the property to the highest specifications.

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