Thursday, 8 November 2012

Thatched Roof Thursday #4 - Monks Kirby

Someone please invite me into this house!


This home in Monks Kirby was built in 2002 replacing (with permission) a Grade II Listed building. For you thatched roof lovers, the thatch over the windows is called 'eyebrow dormers'.  The turret is a staircase tower apparently leading up to a galleried balcony which overlooks a show-piece dining hall.  Oh gosh, it sounds amazing.

Here is the full view below.  Thanks to a planning permission application (which is a public document), I was able to get a little information about this home.  Looks like work is under way.


And, the house next door?  Another thatch!


There you go, a few more thatched roof homes for you to enjoy.  I seem to have a little series going here so why not number them.  Better go and do that now.  Cheers!

12 comments:

Paul B said...

I can see why they were persuaded to allow them to replace the original building. This looks like a lot of thought and effort was taken in the design and building. I just wish that more thought like this was put in before many of our current construction projects were started.

Adele said...

I love your series! I hope you get to visit the house. What a treat!

LONDONLULU said...

Ooh, thank you for this series! I've a soft spot for thatched roofs, of course:) I love that "eyebrow" term, I can only imagine how sumptuous the inside must look.

(I thought you might recognize the Hawaiian flag:)

Tanya said...

oh i am loving this series!

Tanya said...

oh how funny, i just went on pinterest and this showed up and i immediately thought of you! http://ukimages.tumblr.com/post/33364447798/exmoor-cottage-by-pengannel-somerset-england

LOLfromPasa said...

Tanya...I just had a look. What a fab place. You are a Dear!

Adele and Lulu...I will try and find another one. The pressure is on now :).

So true, Paul.

Paul in Powell River said...

Now that is one great looking home!

Petrea Burchard said...

wonderful!

Joe said...

I stayed on the Isle of Wight many moons ago and remember being in awe of the thatched roofs. Thanks for reminding me of them.

Clayton Jones said...

I live in this house :o)

And yes the spiral Staircase does lead to a galleried balcony.

LOLfromPasa said...

Clayton - How fabulous for you. It is a beautiful place and I admire it every time I pass by.

Graham Thomson said...

And I was the original owner. By the way nice addition Clayton