One prominent project of Doorsan’s is the outstanding Duffy House which was a replacement dwelling with beautiful views looking over the Surrey hills. Doorsan worked closely with well-known architect Jim Duffy (BA. B.Arch. RIBA MRIAI), the actual owner of the property and such a successful collaboration meant our client got just the look he desired. Oak Countryman interior doors were specified for the build with white painted frames and a minimalist shadow-gap and they coordinated well with the exterior shutters which were designed to mirror the doors. In fact, externally the house makes a big statement with it’s pitched roof and clay tile covering. Pre-finished black Thermowood cladding and charming red bricks transform an old barn into a new home. The overall result is actually more contemporary than Jim had originally anticipated but with its floating staircase and vaulted spaces, it’s a gamble he’s happy he took.
One other aim of Jim’s was to create a home that achieves high energy efficiency but he wanted to use the best-proven methods and avoid technology that had little or no guaranteed payback. He accomplished this with various renewables, making good use of the Surrey sunshine so the property can utilise natural daylight whilst still controlling potential over-heating.
There’s no doubt that barns have a never-ending appeal and they make comfortable, very pleasing homes and Oak Countryman interior doors are an integral part of this otherwise contemporary space.