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Garden Room / 02.04.2020

This small,12 m², freestanding Garden Room, built more than 150 years ago as a storeroom and today used as a quaint guest room in the garden for friends and family - and the odd guest in need of overnight accommodation. We fitted it with a coffee station, bar fridge,...

Garden Room / 27.06.2018

When our children were still in school they formed a band and, as you know, a band needs to practice. When you grow up in a house that is your home as well as a guest house that proves to be a problem. Our children's solution was to claim a small storeroom below the swimming pool as their little music den. They called it Shanty 21. I asked Alex: 'why 21?' and he answered: ' every abode needs a number...' I suppose when you are 16 years old 21 sounds like a grand number to be. Shanty was kitted out with seating - discarded rickety chairs, logs covered with old carpets, lots of candles and cobwebs for ambiance - the perfect music den. The words 'herein lie the sound of music' were added next to the crude signage of 'Shanty 21'.