A colonial, Edwardian style summerhouse
In long gardens, the area at the end only too often gets neglected, or it is used to store bits and pieces, and inevitably ends up looking a bit of a tip.
If you wanted a place to relax, though - somewhere away from the house, and surrounded by plants and trees - then the end of the garden can be a prime site.
My clients wanted such a place. Work had taken them to India and the East, and they had happy memories of their time there. We agreed on the double pitch corrugated roof to echo the style of old colonial buildings, combined with ornament that sat well with the Edwardian houses in this part of London. The doors were custom made from Iroko.The immediate environment was almost totally green, with long gardens to the side and behind. The planting around the summerhouse has matured and filled out.
The verandah gives valuable shade on hot summer days, and the interior has since been fitted out - it is still well used.