ENHANCING A HOME WITH ITS INTERIOR
A double-height entrance hall with glass balustrade complements the impressive oak frame which is a significant feature of the home. King post trusses in the vaulted ceilings are on display in the galleried landing as well as the bedrooms, and there are posts and beams in every room, some were tailored to allow for large furniture that Lesley and David wanted to keep. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs, one of which is an en-suite, and a further shower room on the ground floor.
READY FOR ANOTHER BUILD…
Undeterred by their previous experiences, David and Lesley have not ruled out another self-build – but not yet. “We loved building this house, but have no plans to do it again for a while – we want to enjoy our home for a while first,” says Lesley.
WHAT WAS THE HIGH POINT?
“From the local golf course we could see the crane lifting the whole frame into place. It went up so quickly, and watching its progress was definitely the highlight for us.”
AND THE LOW POINT?
'A massive downpour just after the frame went up meant the house was like a swimming pool, and the tannin that came out of the wood was surprising – it looked like tea! We had to pump the water out.'
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT YOUR HOME?
“The lightness – it lifts you. It’s comfy, cosy, substantial and tactile. It’s a very warm home, very easy to live in.”