Grey Gables is an award winning 5 bedroom lakeside house located directly on the shore of Lake Windermere with uninterrupted views across the lake. The Client’s brief was to develop a ‘lodge’ type property maximising views over Windermere and capable of accommodating holidaying groups. The property is primarily a single residence but also needed the potential as a holiday rental providing a touch of quality.
A simple and legible roofscape using local green slate is complimented by Lakeland stone walling, oak detailing in the exposed timber trusses and oak wall cladding. Verge trims, gutters and downpipes are in zinc to maintain the use of natural finishes. Large glazed openings, particularly on the ground floor, enable views through from the main entrance elevation to Lake Windermere.