Just a stones throw from the very popular Medbourne post office, a new stone house has been built along the eyebrook riverside.
Using the local natural stone, painted timber windows and lots of natural Oak the house looks for all purposes like it has sat in its surroundings for 100’s of years.
All of the Oak for the project including Lintels, waisted king post trusses, ridges, complete oak framed garden room and porch were design and built by ourselves just down the road from the site in our work shops in Tur Langton. The differing materials for the project we again kept to a minimum to produce a simple continuity of texture and colour. The roof truss design was built with the intention of using the roof voids as visual and functional space, this was done by use of a traditionally cut roof onto our Oak ridge, purlins and waisted king post trusses. Throughout the build we strategically placed Oak beams and Oak posts to create a less-is-more look, as we wanted this to be a clean bright design with the emphasis on quality and simplicity.
The garden room helped form the hub of the house, with the extra open space creating the platform to place the three functions into, what most people today aspire to acquire/use in their homes.
The idea is of one space with three functions, the centre or heart of the space being the kitchen, off from which is the dining area and finally the ‘day room’, which is a casual soft seating area that allows easy social interaction between the two. If the space is carefully designed and built with sympathetic materials the finished space can be truly inspiring.
To complete the front elevation of the cottage we designed and built a complete oak framed porch. Although simple, it has a huge amount of detail from the full oak sarking to the oak open-toe rafter. The curved main eaves beam sits on jowled vertical posts that frame the solid oak door.
With quality hand made pewter fittings on the front door, the overall effect is of originality, this lends itself to creating the illusion that this lovely period cottage is actually brand new.
Sat on the bank of the Eyebrook, this new home sits in its surroundings with ease and confidence.