Owlacombe Cottage

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Client
Private
Location
Dartmoor, Devon
Photography
Richard Downer
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.

We couldn’t recommend Eilir and his team more. From the first meeting, we’ve been delighted with the support, advice and help we’ve received and the design is everything or more than we hoped for!

Eilir listened to all our thoughts, requests, ideas and has designed a fantastic house. We were particularly worried about cost but have never felt pressured into building something we can’t afford.

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