Lyneham Coombe

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Client
Sirius Projects Ltd
Location
Teign Valley, Devon
Photography
Richard Downer
Our clients needed an architect in Teign Valley, Devon to provide them with a Full exterior and interior design service for their New replacement house.

‘Lyneham Coombe’ is a stunning residence located within its own private woodland, near Exeter. The house is constructed of timber to reflect its woodland setting and comprises glulam timber frame, cedar cladding and cedar shingle roof . The Client, Sirius Projects Ltd, was keen to develop the building in an eco-friendly agenda with no copper or lead products. The natural water source on the site was brought into the house and a ‘rainwater harvesting’ system installed.

The crucifix plan form maximises the views through the trees in all directions with large amounts of un-interrupted glazing to the facades and roof. The open plan living accommodation together with the master suite is located across the entire first floor with all other accommodation and the garage located at the ground floor level.The interior has a clean, contemporary feel with the use of monochrome finishes which compliment the exposed glulam frame. Walnut, limestone and terrazzo are used throughout with the white plastered walls and soffits.

The project was Voted Best Residence, ‘Timber in Construction Awards’ 2008 and was Highly Commended at the LABC Design Excellence awards 2008. The project has also been featured in numerous publications, including the front covers of ‘The Times’, and ‘Grand Designs’ magazine.

We have worked with the team at van Ellen and Sheryn on 6 projects as there Principle Contractors.
3 of the projects have been in a National park and one on a listed building within the National park – this particular project was the first building to gain planning permission of its type – no small achievement and a credit to the practice. They are a very approachable practice who interpret the clients requirements with some original and practical design features that also meet the budget. The release and quality of the information on the drawings is clear and easy to work to. Each project has been better than the last – looking forward to working with the team on the next one!

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