The Old Woodyard

The Old Woodyard

Thomas and Sally Beevor gave a simple brief to Neil Winder of StudioMGM Architects. They wanted a new house to retire to. It needed to have a downstairs master bedroom, should accommodate their interests and, most importantly, be built using timber from the estate sawmill.

The Old Woodyard by StudioMGM
The Old Woodyard by StudioMGM
The Old Woodyard by StudioMGM

Thomas and Sally Beevor gave a simple brief to Neil Winder of StudioMGM Architects. They wanted a new house to retire to. It needed to have a downstairs master bedroom, should accommodate their interests and, most importantly, be built using timber, as much as possible, from the estate sawmill.

Neil has designed them a traditionally styled eco-cottage that is constructed from and clad in timber. The design mixes old and new, creating a home that is beautiful and sympathetic to its surroundings.

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