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A Cornish Oak Framed Retreat

A traditional frame cleverly designed for a small space

Location: Devon

Completed: 2011

Features: Sling Brace. SIngle storey with two mezzanines in the roof space.

Architect: Roderick James Architects

Size: 115m2

A modest home packed with features with a focus on eco-consciousness. This well planned and thought out home is a charming example of what you can achieve on a smaller budget.

A long search resulted in the perfect plot

Rick and Petrea were looking to create a Cornish retreat in which they could relax and escape together.  Having spent several holidays in Cornwall, it was a natural choice. For two years they looked at everything from terraced cottages to barn conversions, but nothing was ever right.  Eventually, they found a derelict bungalow with planning permission for demolition and replacement on a perfect plot.

With a long nurtured dream of a characterful wooden house, the couple approached Carpenter Oak and set about changing the planning permission to a home that would blend seamlessly with the rural plot.  The single storey building is modest and traditional in styling and materials.

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