|Fact file: Traditional masonry family home
Project: Self build
House size: 372m2
Architect: Andrew Pipe
Self build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software
After deciding their bungalow wasn't suitable for an extension, the Keane's opted for a demolish and rebuild. A traditional 1.5-storey brick-clad home now sits on the original site.
“We wanted our home to feel as if it has stood here for years. We sought inspiration from the woodland setting and were keen to specify air-dried oak beams for the vaulted kitchen ceiling. Our builder initially suggested glulam, but we decided instead to invest in the joists we longed for.”
Having lived on the site for two years the couple had a good grasp of how sunlight would interact with the property throughout the year - giving architect Andrew Pipe a helping hand with his vision for the house.