Lower Burton Court

Manor Houses Case Study

Lower Burton follows a classical manor house form with the traditional cross wing layout creating a double gabled frontage, punctuated by a two storey oak framed porch.

The rear elevation adds a third centre gable, with the resulting roof profile forming pleasing valleys and peaks ensuring the rear veiw is as attractive as the commanding frontage. The rear elevation is less formal - handled as if parts had been added later, such as the glazed sun room with slate roof.

Moore 9

Lower Burton

Most Border Oak manor house designs have a distinctive overhanging jetty to the first floor - a design device carried forward from medieval buildings as a demonstration of complexity and architectural playfulness. When handled with authenticity (Border Oak jetties are made by hand, with a keen eye for detail and strength), they can become a striking unique feature that casts interesting shadows across the elevation and offers movement and interest through projection and recession. Visual interest and a sense of informality has been created through the use of handmade bricks in certain areas - the brick work helps identify a horizontal definition that suits the design and counterbalances the height of the property.

The beautiful two storey porch includes a feature arched entrance beam and has been left partially open, creating both a welcoming introduction and a stately gesture - it is also exceptionally practical and the ideal place to keep wellies, logs and naughty puppies!

Internally, the ground floor is characterised by a feature brick wall (with clever pocket door hidden within), and large kitchen/dining space that leads seamlessly to a garden room. Upstairs there are vaulted ceilings, landing spaces with large windows overlooking the garden and generous bedrooms - some with hidden cupboards and mezzanine nooks accessed by bespoke ladders.


56 weeks
Vaulted Ceilings,
Scopes of work
Border Oak Scope of works: 
Full Build
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Customer Comments
"Our home has become a real party house especially with the garden room bi-fold doors opening onto the patio, perfect for gathering family and friends. This is the true beauty of using a bespoke design and construction company - we created our home around how we wanted to live without compromising."