In the picturesque countryside of Gloucestershire, we find Woodchester House, a boxy Georgian house kept in yellow-grey stone. It dates back to 1746 and the Georgian architecture of the house is very typical for the period in which it was built.

In collaboration with architect Robert Grace the owner took a new step towards taking the house into the 21st century. A large extension, measuring an imposing 5.5 metres from floor to ceiling, was added to the back of the house. It is made entirely out of glass which really emphasizes the feeling that you are in the garden. At the push of a button, the huge glazed doors slide open to the backyard which stretches as far as the eye can see.

Inside, the essence of the room is beautifully emphasized by long Dinesen GrandOak planks which continue throughout the ground floor from the kitchen through the gallery to the garden room. The combination of the Oak flooring, the glass exterior and the York stone paving outside, forms a trinity where the elements complement each other well.

Dinesen GrandOak planks. Thickness: 30 mm. Width: 350 mm. Length: 5-7 m
Underfloor heating
Finish: White oil



Design team:

Architect: Robert Grace Architecture