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New Pound, Chuldleigh.
Type - Eco-house
Clients - Prof. & Mrs Blackshaw
Value - £ Undisclosed 

Truly environmentally friendly architecture is not just about high levels insulation or bolt-on solar cells. The disposition of internal and external spaces can offer sizeable passive returns in life-long use by advantageously using the prevailing winds for ventilation, or the sun’s rays for space heating.

This 'A' rated low carbon house, fashioned within a domestic garden, was designed around what the site had to offer with a strong focus on using the most appropriate technologies to deliver best value. Our design expertise in this area has helped many clients achieve the environmentally -friendly home of their dreams, whilst creating the comfort and luxuries that make a home special. In this case, the design incorporates a swimming pool and spa area, several ensuite bedrooms, a study, and open plan living/kitchen/dining area. The house is accessed via a secure underground parking area with a lift providing access throughout its three storeys. The upper living levels have large plate glass windows that drink in sunlight and provide expansive views over Dartmoor.

Low Cross, Goodrington
Type - Bespoke house
Clients - Mr & Mrs P Jolley
Value - £ Undisclosed 

This modest 2 bedroom home for private clients in coastal Devon was a true one off. The philosophy behind this new house was to echo the nearby 1930's flat-roofed villas whilst reinventing this typology to create a truly contemporary aesthetic.

The house was finished in April 2005, on budget and on time. The project was featured in the RIBA Review 2005 and won ‘Best Small Home’ in the Daily Telegraph Home-Building Magazine Awards. The building has also received acclaim in 'Homebuilding and Renovating Magazine' and 'Devon Diaries' publications.

The Retreat, Ideford
Type - Bespoke house & landscape
Clients - Private
Value - Undisclosed

This new 6-bedroom, 9-bathroom dwelling in rural Devon won planning permission for a design tailored to the client’s brief. The scheme creates a formal sun-trap courtyard within the substantial acreage, around which the main living spaces are focused. These include open plan lounge areas, a secluded snug, a billiard room and ground floor bedroom annexe. Every element of the design was created to the requirements of the couple; from the 7m bi-fold lounge doors to the bespoke bath with its expansive views over the surrounding fields. The facades use a specially selected mix of local stone, render and boarding to create different characters for each part of the house dependant upon the function, aspect, and their place within the overall composition. At key points curved wall elements are introduced to create a welcoming entrance to the heart of the home. The effect is a building which appears as a modern interpretation of the traditional manor house. The building work was successfully completed in 2013.

Seymour Road, Newton Abbot
Type - Bespoke house & landscape
Clients - Mr and Mrs D Browning
Value - £147,450

This new house in the grounds of a large Victorian villa was designed to remain subservient to the main two storey house, whilst providing comfortable accommodation for owners who were downsizing from the main house. The concept was to create a low, ground-hugging building; protected with a vibrant wildflower sedum roof. The rear of the building is open to the secluded garden.  The project brings together the disciplines of architecture and landscape in one comprehensive design solution, completed in 2014.

Fishleigh House, South Tawton
Type - Bespoke house
Clients - [private]
Budget - £1.0million

The scheme comprised of renovations & alterations to this historic mansion house. The building, dating from the 18th century with a 20th century re-facing, required a substantial overhaul. The package of work created an atrium style dining area enclosing a former courtyard, a new kitchen, and a state-of-the-art swimming pool with green oak structural frame. This scheme, designed in collaboration with Oxenham Consult, was delivered to the highest quality of material finish and provides a new life for this period structure.