A modern family timber frame house
Orchard House was built as a family residence on the footprint of a smaller rather tired 1970’s dwelling. The site, a former kitchen garden to a nearby Manor House, falls within the Bath Green Belt and the South Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is situated beyond the settlement limits of its village, adjoining a Conservation Area. The brief for this new family oak framed home was to provide a building that sat gently within this sensitive landscape whilst providing the owners with a contemporary interior. The design explores a language of natural materials that will soften over time, and a simple form with visible oak structure evoking a rural timber framed barn. The low pitched roof with deep eaves offers shelter to the walls beneath and provides diverse habitats for wildlife.
This exceptional detached contemporary oak framed house occupying a stunning position in a much sought after village. This unique property is set within the former walled garden of a Manor, enjoying a setting as unique as the design itself. Internally the property commands an exceptionally high level of finish with all areas of the design both decorative and structural, executed with exquisite taste and attention to detail.