Summer house boasts Art Nouveau design

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A garden summer house has been praised for its innovative, 'Art Nouveau' design.

Andrew Wilcox of readersheds.co.uk said that the summer house, which is owned by John Hardisty from Newcastle upon Tyne, "shows off a sheddie's passion and determination to build his perfect shed".

Writing for the South Wales Echo, he noted that the summer house had been inspired by Antonio Gaudi and the Russian architect Gavriil Baranovsky.

Meanwhile, Mr Hardisty commented: "It started with a clay model from which scale drawings were made. The style was Art Nouveau, so no right angles.

"I made the seven windows in my workshop 30 metres away - this took about 11 months."

Mr Hardisty also revealed that the project had taken about two years to complete on an initial budget of £5,000, which included electrics, furniture and all the stained glass and tiles.

He said he had prefabricated the roof beams from 18mm plywood sheets and found some of the timber for roof laths and window frames from skips.

Posted by David Webb
    - 17 January 2011
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