Project Description


Our clients were looking for architects in Devon to design and oversee the construction of their new family home

This bespoke new family home in South Devon enjoys panoramic views over the ocean and catches the sun throughout the day. The house is designed to maximise the views over the sea with a reverse level configuration. The open plan living, kitchen and dining spaces are situated on the first floor and open out onto a large balcony terrace overlooking the sea, which is shared with the master bedroom suite. The first-floor living space can be separated from the kitchen / dining area with an oak framed, obscure glazed sliding pocket door which is concealed within the walls. An internal window at the top the curved stairs affords a glimpse view through the living space to the sea view beyond. A glazed lift shaft provides access to the first-floor living accommodation, rising up through a double-height, vaulted entrance hall where patent glazing in the roof floods the space with natural light.

A second living space and a further three bedrooms enjoy access to the sunny front garden at ground floor level. With the reverse level accommodation, it was important to the client that the garden could be accessed without having to go through another room. As a result, the Entrance Hall at the rear of the house leads directly to a set of glazed doors at the end of a generous hallway, presenting views to the garden at the front of the house. A beautiful bespoke curved staircase was fabricated and installed by the Main Contractor WM Construction, and is finished in oak with stainless steel nosing details.

The house is finished with a selection of natural materials, with cedar and stone-clad walls sat under a pitched slate roof. The use of natural and textured materials complement and soften the contemporary aluminium windows, metal rainwater goods and roof fascias. The use of natural materials is continued inside, with oak doors and stairs.

We were extremely proud when the house was selected as a Regional Finalist in the 2017 LABC Building Excellence Awards in recognition of the high quality design and workmanship. If you’re looking for architects in Devon to bring your dream home to life, why not get in touch for a free initial consultation at your property or site.