Our clients needed an architect in Totnes to provide them with a Exterior & Interior Design serevice for their Modern New Build.
Our clients bought a secluded plot in the centre of Totnes. The plot had not planning permission, however an expired permission had set a precedent for development. After careful pre-application negotiations with the local authority, an application was lodged and permission received in 2012. The design was for a detached, four bedroom family house with integral garage and an open kitchen / diner.
A restrained, contemporary approach was proposed, sitting confidently amongst detached period houses. The predominantly white, rendered walls were brokenboth horizontally and vertically with textured slate cladding and cedar boarding. The pitched roof profile has a split arrangement, creating two separate planes of slate. The roof is perforated with rooflights and has solar PV to the south facing elevation.
van Ellen + Sheryn provided us with expert professional services as we undertook our first build project. It was a steep learning curve but Eilir and Freddie helped us through design (keeping to our brief), planning (negotiating with Dartmoor National Park), choosing a builder, drawing up contracts and advice during the build itself. We couldn’t have done it without them and we felt their combined experience locally made a huge difference to the project’s success. Thank you very much!