Sussex Summerhouse

Having holidayed in the summer house of their Danish friends, our artist clients dreamt of having their very own retreat a and thinking space; at the bottom of the garden.

Our design references the traditional timber vernacular of Scandinavia to provide a top-lit lounge, artist’s studio, workshop and car space, with a sheltered deck area facing the main house.

This was a self-build project. Our clients had not attempted a project of this scale before. From the outset JWa identified simple, robust construction techniques and materials that would enable enthusiastic novices to deliver stunning professional-looking results.