Georgian House

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Client
Private
Location
South Brent, Devon
Photography
Richard Downer
Our clients needed an architect in South Brent, Devon to provide them with a Architectural Design Service for their Georgian house extension.

We were approached to review the current internal accommodation and flow of a Georgian house, on the outskirts of South Brent. The impressive house was in need of a cosmetic overhaul and the 1960’s extension was both unsightly and poorly constructed.

We proposed to remove the existing extension and provide a new, contemporary extension in its place. This new structure would house the kitchen, utility and ‘day room’. The lightweight construction was designed to juxtapose the traditional architectural style of the main house and provide a different internal experience. The corner bi-fold windows open up fully to allow a better relationship with the garden. The butterfly roof creates a dynamic, sculptural form with hidden gutters and generous overhangs.

We are 5 months in to a 7 month build on our 1930’s Arts and Crafts house in Torquay, the design of which Van Ellen created for us. We were instantly impressed by their designs but it’s only since the build / renovation has moved in to its final stages do we really appreciate the wonderful space they have created for us. The house, whilst always grand on the outside, was so muddled on the inside it felt cramped and depressing. Now the house can breath again – it’s light and airy, the high ceilings and large open spaces give a sense of grandeur, the rooms flow beautifully. We’re still 2 months from move in but we already know that with Eilir and Dave’s help we have created our forever family home.

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