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Organic Country Oak Barn In Sussex

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Oak framed house featured in i-Build magazine

This traditionally built oak barn on the edge of a Sussex national park has an earthy, organic feel about it. It was designed and built by Oakmasters, following the owner's vision to build a family home that's timeless and close to nature by using locally sourced natural materials. Read the case study or read the i-Build magazine article here.

The oak framed barn overlooks open fields (5910)

The family home sits in the corner of a large plot adjoining the national park (5920)

Windows and glazed areas are concentrated at the back of the oak barn to maximise the views (5922)

The barn is clad with oak feathr edge cladding all around (5925)

The owners are building a stone outbuilding adjacent to the main barn (5923)

The front of the oak barn has smaller windows as it overlooks the neighbours (5916)

The front entrance door has an oak framed glazed surround (5927)

The oak barn has many quirky details such as this lovely pair of window shutters (5914)

Side of the oak-clad barn with window and shutter detail (5919)

Wrap around oak windows open the kitchen and the master bedroom to uninterrupted views over the countryside (5918)

Oak ceiling layout connects the kitchen and dining area (5905)

The open plan kitchen diner is connected to the entrance hall through an open oak framed screen (5911)

The dining corner of the kitchen opens up onto the fields behind the house (5921)

The oak ceiling gives the kitchen a genuine modern country feel (5928)

The view through the oak corner window is proceless (5933)

Hand made oak kitchen units are integrated into the frame in places (5929)

The entrance hall features a through wood-burning stove inset in the structural oak frame (5931)

Structural oak frames a woodburning stove in the entrance hall (5904)

The ceiling layout in the living room is lighter for a more contemporary feel (5926)

A hidden oak stairwell in the corner of the entrance hall (5924)

The entrance to the hidden staircase framed with oak posts and brackets (5908)

The staircase opens up onto an oak frame landing, decorated with coloured render in earthy tones (5913)

Master bedroom with exposed oak frame is simple, but spacious and pleasant (5901)

Floating oak trusses in the master bedroom (5930)

View out of the master bedroom trough the oak wrap around window (5902)

Queen post oak truss in the master bedroom (5903)

Open vaulted ceiling with visible oak frame in the spare bedroom (5907)

Spare bedroom with a floating queen post truss (5909)

Oak frame and french beds work so well together (5932)

Oak frame, coloured render and stainless steel is certainly a winning compbination (5934)

Structural oak frame is also exposed in the family bathroom (5912)

Oak and cedar combine beautifully in the small ensuite bathroom (5915)

Visible oak frame detail in one of the en-suite bathrooms (5917)

Spare bedroom with visible oak frame and earthy coloured walls (5906)