Lower Burton Court

Manor Houses Case Study

Lower Burton follows a classical manor house form with the traditional cross wing layout creating a double gabled frontage that is punctuated by a two storey oak framed porch.

The rear elevation adds a third centre gable, with the resulting roof profile forming pleasing valleys and peaks ensuring the rear veiw is as attractive as the commanding frontage. The rear elevation is less formal and designed to give the appearance of the building having been added to later, such as the glazed sun room with slate roof.

Moore 9

Lower Burton

Most Border Oak manor house designs have a distinctive overhanging jetty to the first floor, a design device carried forward from medieval buildings as a demonstration of complexity and architectural playfulness. When handled with authenticity (Border Oak jetties are made by hand, with a keen eye for detail and strength), they can become a striking and unique feature that casts interesting shadows across the elevation and offers movement and interest through projection and recession. Visual interest and a sense of informality has been created through the use of handmade bricks in certain areas - the brick work helps identify a horizontal definition that suits the design and counterbalances the height of the property.

The beautiful two storey porch includes a feature arched entrance beam and has been left partially open; creating both a welcoming introduction and a stately gesture. It is also exceptionally practical and the ideal place to keep wellies, logs and naughty puppies!

Internally, the ground floor is characterised by a feature brick wall (with clever pocket door hidden within), and large kitchen/dining space that leads seamlessly to a garden room. Upstairs there are vaulted ceilings, landing spaces with large windows overlooking the garden and generous bedrooms - some with hidden cupboards and mezzanine nooks accessed by bespoke ladders.


56 weeks
Vaulted Ceilings,
Scopes of work
Border Oak Scope of works: 
Full Build
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Customer Comments

"Our home has become a real party house especially with the garden room bi-fold doors opening onto the patio, perfect for gathering family and friends. This is the true beauty of using a bespoke design and construction company - we created our home around how we wanted to live without compromising."