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Location: Cheshire

Frame: Cruciform

Architect: Roderick James Architects

Oak framed house cheshire

Oak framed house Cheshire

This three storey oak framed house in Cheshire is traditionally constructed but maintains a contemporary look to the outside.


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This contemporary oak framed house Cheshire was designed by the internationally renowned architect Roderick James. The house was constructed on a  on the footprint of a former farm dwelling and the ambitious build took nearly three years.

The key factors to the brief of this oak framed house Cheshire to create a country house that had space, used natural materials and maximised light. So from that brief a cruciform house was created which centred around a stunning galleried dining hall with four wings coming off the central point. Downstairs there is a drawing room, living-kitchen, boot room, study and a sitting room. On the first floor is the kitchen balcony area and three bedroom suits (containing walk in wardrobes and en-suites as well as sizable bedrooms). The second floor contains two further bedroom suites as well as balcony areas.

The extensively oak framed stairway and hall make a fabulous centre piece to the house with the atrium roof showering light into it. The oak frame for the sitting room is an aisled king post truss allowing a wide span to be accommodated but also bringing the frame into the living space. Some post and beam oak frames are designed such that largely the timbers sit tight to the walls and ceilings, however this style means that the occupants get a much greater feeling of living within the frame.

This beautiful oak framed house Cheshire, which is in an idyllic location, also contains a garden room retreat on the other side of the lake, the perfect place to relax.


In addition to the main house Carpenter Oak & Woodland designed and made the oak framed garden room on the opposite side of the lake. An ideal retreat for moments of peace and tranquillity, although it’s hard to see why one would want to leave such a wonderful house.

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