Cheshire Farmhouse

Farmhouses Case Study

Replacing a large, ramshackled collection of old brick buildings has resulted in a truly beautiful new Border Oak home in a secluded location

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Combining Traditional and Contemporary 

With very little oak on show (this house is built with SIPs encapsulation, and internal oak frame) this newly built property is a delight of surprises. Handmade bricks laid with vernacular detailing, including a local pattern window arches, sit beautifully with the inky grey windows and slate roof. On the rear elevation large areas of glass and painted weatherboard are introduced - overall creating an instantly recognisable Border Oak design which is already settling into the plot thanks to some considered landscaping.

Internally the home is flooded with natural light - the open plan layout breaks convention by working across the traditional 'bay' form (with no dividing walls) which delivers great views and embraces the courtyard accessed via folding doors. The oak frame is consistent but pared back - offering visual interest and strength but without overdominating.

Upstairs four spacious bedrooms tread a subtle line between classical and modern rustic, the grey tones and natural textures echo throughout so that the ambience is harmonious and each room and passing space effortlessly works alongside the next.

9 months
Large Glazed Areas, Simple Oak Frame, Vaulted Master Bedroom
Scopes of work
Border Oak Scope of works: 
and Planning
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What the customer says
"We've always loved looking at home interiors magazines and kept seeing Border Oak Houses featured, so when this project came up Border Oak were top of our list. They worked with us throughout the whole process from planning to completion."