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Private House


The clients were a stained glass sculptor with a partner who has a passion for swimming. The original 1930’s house is set in a secluded woodland clearing, giving total privacy.


A large 'green oak' frame, with arch braced trusses spanning 8m, runs at 90° to the house with a swimming pool on the southern garden end and a stained glass studio to the north. Natural light and materials are used to create a very restful composition.


The pool has a slate lined tank, teak pool surround and timber ceiling above. There are no applied finishes in the whole of the pool room. The green oak frame is expressed throughout, with stainless steel bracing and ties adding a contemporary feel to the interior.

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Designed by George Batterham, Nick Matthews, Martin Gledhill
Built by Cowlins