Monday, June 20, 2011

We won a RIBA award!

A rather belated Mexican wave for us - the Shack won one of the 5 regional (NW) awards granted by the Royal Institute of British Architects. It's the only domestic house on the list, and has also been shortlisted for the prestigious Manser Medal.
Even better, our other local project by Sutherland Hussey Architects at Lawson Park - also won a RIBA - 2 out of 5 ain't bad for Adam and his brother, our architect, Charlie ;-)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Race-y chair

We have just bought the Shack a very nice present in the form of a classic chair and footstool by British designer Ernest Race - the Heron (archive photo on left), a classic which was in production until 1961. Unlike the photo, ours has an ingenious additional neck cushion suspended from a lead-weighted ' strap' that goes over the top of the chair. And boy is it comfy.....
For lots of lovely similar-era seating you might like this site....

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Apparently the Shack has been entered for the 2011 RIBA Awards - wish it luck! I see one of the criteria for the judging is 'delight'. We've definitely got that covered.

Shop Revival

The local shop,Sawrey Stores, has re-opened, hurrah.
Not for very long now that it's winter, but the new folk seem very nice. Long may it survive.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Visitors of all kinds

Very pleased to say that both Cumbria Green Build Festival tours yesterday were fully booked and we welcomed a wide-ranging group of would-be self-builders, professionals and young architecture fans.
To top off the good times we say our red squirrel in the garden this morning, for the first time in over a year!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Come & Visit Us

...As part of the Cumbria Green Build Festival, on Sept. 16th 2010
Full info here on the free event
PS we are also in Grand Designs magazine this month...