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.

Architecture and building works was something we had not done before and we found Van Ellen and Sheryn easy to work with and very professional, going beyond what was required to make the whole thing straight forward and trouble free.

I wanted to convert an old conservatory into a usable space for all year round use. Van Ellen gave very good initial advice about what options were available to us with regards to the architectural work and costs. Then once we had agreed on a plan were excellent at giving us ideas based on what we thought, but added numerous options of theirs. They then gave us clear drawings of the different options and a smooth transition through the planning permission. They gave us numerous recommended contractors, material ideas, and even helped afterwards when the contractors had more technical questions at no extra cost.

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