Trewane Summerhouse

Russell Taylor Architects, Cornwall, 2014

 

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A Classical summerhouse designed to complement the house and garden of a 17th century manor

This Classical summerhouse has been designed to complement the house and garden of Trewane Manor (1642). It is built up against massive drystone retaining walls. Monolithic granite columns carry an entablature of green English oak; it is roofed in Delabole slate laid in diminishing courses. It is in every sense a building that is part of the Cornish landscape.

The summerhouse is an ornament to the garden but also performs an important function, providing a sunny but sheltered living space as the sun moves behind the main body of the house. From here one can enjoy the garden and the distant views.

The summerhouse has a fireplace that can be used either for heating or for barbeques. The flue terminal (the chimneypot) is a specially designed ball finial at the apex of the roof.

On hot days the glazed doors can be folded back creating an open gazebo structure.

Data

  • Begun: Jul 2014
  • Completed: Nov 2014
  • Floor area: 13m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £57,000
  • Funding: Private client
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works
  • Address: Trewane , Trelill, St. Kew, Cornwall, PL30 3HY, United Kingdom

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