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Built using an agricultural steel frame, the building’s exterior incorporates disused materials including rusted tin roof, reclaimed brick and stone from the farm originally on the site, to achieve its desired weathered look. Despite its rustic appearance, the build is well-insulated and is fully protected against the elements.

Inside the room is functional and modern, equipped with pizza over and Teppanyaki table and bar – enviable requirements for the ultimate party room. This is our take on a modernised garden Folly.

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tHE POTTING SHED, Hannington, Northamptonshire

Date: Construction began in September 2017, completed May 2018

PARTY ROOM DISGUISED AS A POTTING SHED

When constructing their new home, an NPPF Paragraph 55 new build farmhouse designed by acclaimed architect James Gorst, the client wanted to create an entertaining room in the garden that visitors would not forget.

Swain Architecture was brought onto this project by renowned landscape architect James Alexander Sinclair to create an iconic party room with a unique twist – an exterior shell designed to resemble an old potting shed in a secret walled garden.

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