James, Studio 2 Profil, Smart Home
James Barrett, Oxfordshire
December 1, 2016
Tell us a bit about how the project started…
My wife and I were looking to move from Oxford to a more rural location to bring up our children. The opportunity came up to build something special in the garden of my parents home in South Oxfordshire. As I run a property development and building company we were able to undertake all the work ourselves directly or via our usual sub-contractors.
Q. Were you always keen to have a wood burner in the property?
A. Yes – we had a small (non Stovax) wood burner in our old property in the centre of Oxford and loved the feel of a real fire. When we were designing the current home one of our first thoughts was were we could locate the fire and what style we were looking for.
Q. Why did you pick the Stovax Studio 2 Profil fire in the end?
A. The Studio 2 Profil’s overall design, size and shape suited our open plan living / kitchen area the best. We were drawn to the contemporary style of the Studio 2.
Q. How did you go about finding the perfect fire and fitting it?
A. I sourced the fire and fittings directly and we fitted it using our own in house team. We are delighted with the overall look, and have the fire on most days during the autumn and winter.
Q. The Studio fire really suits your contemporary interior style, even though the project nods to the natural landscape – was it always your plan to blend the two styles?
A. Yes – the profile of the fire, its landscape was chosen as it reflected back to the shape of the property and the glazing. It was exactly the plan to blend the two styles together as we wanted the home to reflect the countryside and the natural landscape, yet be modern in design.
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