This lovely stone-built house had a lot of inward-looking rooms, with quite small windows, which didn’t make the most of the far-reaching views across the garden.
The family wanted a large room that would be adaptable, somewhere to happily settle on the sofa, read a book, gaze out to the garden or congregate with friends at the dining end of the room and spill out onto the terrace in the Summer.
Welsh Oak Frame responded to this brief by designing a structure that is particular to Welsh Oak Frame, a faceted garden room. The family loved this idea. Welsh Oak Frame’s architectural designer designed the structure to come off the kitchen and to have a vaulted ceiling to create a feel of airiness and height with large panels of glass to enable you to view the garden in all seasons.
To add some character to the room, some King trusses were incorporated and left the oak rafters exposed. To ensure the new room felt homely, Welsh Oak Frame’s designer created a solid wall area at one end in which to install a fireplace and an area where the family could hang much loved art.
To create that indoor outdoor feel, the threshold of the garden room was designed to be level with the exterior.
A limestone floor was laid, flowing from the garden room out to the terrace to create a seamless flow between the two.
The new structure has transformed the way in which the house is used by the family, both internally and externally in the summer months. It is truly a room for all seasons.