Last year we explored a pitched roof garden office by the team at Miniature Manors. We were therefore delighted to see photos of the building one year on, pop up in our inbox.
Miniature Manors were commissioned to design and build a large garden office that integrated a storage shed, by a couple who both work from home. They wanted to create a building that had a rustic feel externally, yet internally it was to have the light & airy finish of a modern room.
The building sits on a footprint of 6 meters by 5 meters with the office at the front of the building, and the storage shed at the rear. It is becoming increasingly popular to create a garden room and a shed under the one roof, like this.
The garden has established around the building
When this garden office was first built it was surrounded by concrete paving, a year on the owners have planted shrubs around the building which help soften the structure and make the building work as part of the overall garden. The covered veranda with steps creates a nice connection between inside and outside space. The downlights set into the eaves of the roof must create a nice curtain of light down the front elevation at night.
Garden room with Cedar shingle roof
It is refreshing to see a pitched roof garden room design in a sea of flat roof designs. In this case, the roof has been tiled with Cedar shingles. Cedar shingles are a durable roof covering with a lifespan of 25 years plus. Cedar shingles come in varying widths, so the completed roof has lovely hand finished detail.
The Cedar shingle roof has been coupled with feather edge weatherboard cladding on the walls, to create the rustic look the customer was looking for. During the year as the cladding has been exposed to light, its colour has changed to a more mellow shade.
Light & modern interior
Internally the office has a light and modern finish. The owners have fully furnished the space and are finding it a very productive workspace.