The Lakehouse situated on the edge of a private lake near the Cotswold Water Park is the realisation of a life-long dream for James. His father bought the land in 1980 and transformed it into the beautiful water park landscape that it is today. After a short career in banking, James joined his father in running the family business, Log House Holidays offering a chance to get back to nature and enjoy all that the lakes have to offer including boating and fishing. The Lakehouse design is essentially two timber-framed linked barns that make the most of the stunning views of the lakes from all sides.
Corston Architectural Detail fixtures and fittings have been used exclusively throughout this barn-style oak frame house to create a stunning family home. The homeowner, James chose the antiqued brass
finish throughout the house as he was taken with the quality of the products and the high-end aesthetic they achieve. A combination of Kilburn knobs
and Sycamore handles
have been used for the kitchen cabinets which stand out against the green cabinetry but also have a time-worn charm that suits the modern rustic feel of the house.
The open plan kitchen has three distinct zones, the cooking area, the dining area and a cosy living room area with wood burning stove. James chose Hush Kitchens because of his love of natural sustainable materials and the fact that they are made locally. The traditional shaker-style fits well with the rustic style of the house. The rest of the kitchen is neutral in tone with grey porcelain tiles and off-white walls so the use of the vibrant green really makes an impression. One of the unique features is a pair of pull-out oak chopping boards featuring Kilburn antique brass handles for easy access.
Central to the design is a sociable kitchen island featuring a crisp white quartz worktop, providing an ideal place for food preparation and an informal eating area. A pair of industrial tractor bar stools sit at one end of the island facing the lake. A pair of double sockets in antique brass
finish have been installed at the end of the island.