There’s no better proof that our clients enjoy working with us than when they get in touch about a new project. So when the owners of an Edwardian House we’d refurbished and extended asked us to design them a garden studio, we were delighted.
The new space would be different things at different times: a guest room, cinema, gym and home office. It would be a place for visitors to stay, a place to escape to, a place to relax and a place to focus. It would sit at the end of their large garden, facing away from the house towards a small courtyard, and that would give privacy and a sense of separation. The design of the studio was important too: with a Grade II listed park just beyond the garden, the studio had to look as if it truly belonged.
There’s a pace to this sort of project that we relish (and which makes a change from some of our bigger projects). From careful planning, through designing, procuring and building, the studio was up and ready in just two months. We needed a little more time to design the garden spaces around the studio, and now it’s just a case of waiting for the unsealed timber cladding to weather until it matches the bark of the trees behind. Soon it will look as if it’s always been there, at one with both the garden and the woodland behind.
Photography by Andrew Boyd