Shack made up of wood
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Located in a private woodland in Cumbria, with views of Lake Windermere, the Love Shack is a small timber-clad house designed by the celebrated Edinburgh-based architects Sutherland Hussey.

Wood shack house exterior

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Developed by Karen Guthrie and Adam Sutherland (brother of the architect), it was built as a labour of love to, in the words of Guthrie, 'change local perceptions of architecture'.

Contemporary design such as this is certainly a new arrival in the Lake District, but such has been its success that surely more must follow.

Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture & Environment Director at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018), Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020) and House London (2022).