Dream House in Yorkshire – Part 3

The Roof Goes On

Client…“Oak has an important role to play in softening the interiors throughout. The oak atrium makes the statement that this house has wow factor and yet, first and foremost, is a family home.”

Our client was passionate about avoiding a show house feel where guests would feel too scared to put a cup down for fear of damaging something. The warmth of oak runs throughout the property, softening the minimal interior styling and giving the whole place a welcoming sense of homeliness.

The oak atrium is a key feature of the ground floor living space, connecting the spacious open plan kitchen with the garden and adjoining countryside. It forms the cornerstone of the design and is integral to the client’s love of entertaining. The huge floor-to-ceiling bi-folds create a minimal barrier between outside and in and can be swept back on mild days to fully unite the house with its stunning surroundings.


Throughout the house, careful thought has been given to the home’s unique location.

Downstairs, tall handcrafted oak sliding sash windows echo the traditional building style that is typical of this part of Yorkshire, flooding the rooms with natural light. Upstairs, classic horizontal sliding Yorkshire sash windows frame the view on every side of the property.

The windows were handmade and pre-finished in Farrow and Ball paint before being brought on to site for fitting. The painted windows are complemented by elegantly styled, hand painted internal Italian doors, which we specified, hand-finished and beautifully fitted.