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Client
Private
Location
Totnes
Photography
Richard Downer
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.

We used the van Ellen and Sheryn practice as we had been impressed by a project they had completed on Dartmoor. We worked alongside both Eilir and Ian and both were very approachable, experienced and informal….which we liked.

They listened to our brief and appreciated that we had a budget.

Our project was complicated as we wanted to retain the Georgian frontage of the building and demolish the rear, adding a contemporary barn like structure.

They were always available and professional throughout..It’s reassuring to know they are just down the road should we need advice or clarification during the build process. We would certainly recommend them.

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