Rookery Lodge

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Client
Private
Location
Crediton, Devon
Photography
Richard Downer
Our clients needed an architect in Crediton, Devon to provide them with a full exterior and interior design service for their House refurbishment and extension.

This full house refurbishment and extension of a character property in the grounds of Creedy Park, Crediton is another successful collaboration Goulden and Sons of Totnes. The red brick house was once the gardener’s cottage for the Manor House estate at Creedy Park. Extended and altered over the years, the house interior needed re-ordering and opening up to allow it to function as a modern home and connect it with its considerable gardens. A front-to-back kitchen / dining room becomes the heart of the home, and connects living areas with a garden terrace to the front, and a glass-box garden room to the side. All bathrooms within the house were re-modelled, to provide high quality, contemporary and spacious rooms.

A new terrace and veranda were constructed on the front elevation to replace an unsightly conservatory and connect the house to the garden below. This terrace steps down to a sunken garden room. The side extension is hidden from view from the front of the house by the existing red-brick garden wall, with only a hint of what lies beyond given by the new slot-window. Moving through the archway into the rear garden, the glass-box reveals itself, and provides the new route and entrance into the home. As well as providing the new entrance into the house, the extension doubles up as a garden room that can enjoy evening sun and the views up into the rear garden. A palette of grey, white and timber sit comfortably against the rich red tones of the brickwork.

We hired van Ellen Sheryn to provide us with a full design service, from concept through to plans and managing the planning process.
We found them to be a great team of smart experienced people who worked together very effectively to provide us with a faultless service. They listened and they worked hard for us. In fact, it’s fair to say that they worked really hard for us, it was impressive. They have a genuine desire to please and we found them real team players.

The result of their efforts made for an application that totally worked for us and our needs, the application pushed the planning boundaries but not so much that the application was refused and made costly, they trod the line perfectly.

I sit writing this in our now completed two story extension, it really is a picture of beauty inside and out. It’s a home design that works for every occasion and we are delighted. So much credit sits squarely on the van Ellen Sheryn’s teams shoulders, we’d recommend and work with them again without hesitation.

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