Rosie Morgan commissioned us to build an extension onto the house she shares with her partner Peter in Cornwall. The two bay barn style extension features a bedroom and living area, separated by a curtain rather than a wall, so that they can open up into one large space.
This build shows what a big effect an oak extension can have on a modern brick built house – the large paned panels and doors allow light to flood in and the wooden frame combines beautifully with the existing stonework on the exterior of the house.
Rosie is completely thrilled with the result: “It’s just overwhelmingly beautiful, I get so much joy out of just being there. It’s a fantastic living space.”
“The smell of it when you come in, it’s so warm and the way it cracks is beautiful. We had a house warming garden party and our guests were absolutely amazed by it. They thought it was fantastic.”
It definitely adds a wow factor to the house and is a great example of how you can transform your existing home with the use of an oak frame.
An extension doesn't have to mean having a disjointed attachment to your house, as Rosie explains.
“It works so well. It looks like it’s been there forever, the way it sits in the garden.”
The room can be approached from the garden or through the main house allowing for the space to be used in multiple ways.
“From the house you come down some oak stairs and through a beautiful oak framed doorway and it just feels magical when I go down there. It’s full of lightness and airiness. It feels solid, and the roof isn’t imposing at all,”