Our clients needed an architect in Dartmoor, Devon to provide them with a Full Architectural Service for their Replacement dwelling.
A 19th Mining cottage that has seen much alteration and extension over the years, and has now fallen into disrepair. The design is for a replacement dwelling.
The architecture is a contemporary interpretation of the Dartmoor mining vernacular, with a heavy stone plinth and light-weight timber structure above. Kitchen and living areas have been located at first floor to benefit from the increased light penetration and lofted ceiling, with bedroom accommodation at ground floor.
A large chimney stack on the gable end makes reference to the exaggerated verticality of historic mining industry architecture.
In 2013 I built a new home for my family in Totnes. This was based on plans and design produced by Eilir Sheryn. He assisted me throughout the design, planning and build process and I would commend him to anyone with a building project in mind. I found his genuine interest and willingness to help in all aspects of the project to be especially helpful along with other members of the VES team all of whom who I found to be both professional and personable.