Country Life

Living your life in the country and enjoying fresh air, open spaces and contact with nature, it is important that your house is in tune with your lifestyle and allows you to enjoy country life to the full.

Large, open-plan living spaces that open out onto covered verandahs or external dining terraces. Smaller snug rooms for cosying up in winter in front of roaring fires. The all-important covered back-door opening into a generous boot room with a drying area for wet coats.

A house in the country can become part of the landscape with low-lying outbuildings creating enclosed courtyards and privacy. Natural building materials help new houses blend into their setting.


Bay House

A new green oak frame house in Torquay, Devon which combines clean contemporary lines with a traditional handcrafted exposed oak frame.

The minimalist kitchen and large areas of glazing give this comfortable new home a contemporary twist.


Hawk House

A stunning barn house in the south Devon countryside.

This project included the design of a two storey replacement house, a self-contained detached annex and the construction of an artist’s studio barn at the top of the hill.

The oak-framed house includes a single storey barn room, conservatory and bedroom wing.



A new green oak framed house in Cornwall.

Constructed using the latest SIPS panels in conjunction with a traditionally crafted oak frame.

Simple untreated timber cladding is left to weather naturally with slate roofs over.


Sparrwood Farm

Glorious new oak framed country house in the Sussex landscape.

The house has been built using local natural materials and benefits from a full sized swimming pool set into its own green oak framed building.

The simple double-gable elevation belies a complex arrangement of rooms in this beautiful rural home.

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Pavilion Cottage

New oak framed upside-down house in Hampshire finished to a very high standard with exciting open-plan spaces created in a imaginative square-plan timber frame interior. This house was based on Roderick’s Tigh Na Mara in Scotland, but has been finished with painted timber boarding externally to create a more New England aesthetic.


Tower House

A large new traditional Arts and Crafts style oak framed house in Hampshire utilising good quality natural materials and finished to an exceptionally high standard.

The project also includes an indoor swimming pool within its own exposed green oak framed building.