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.