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Church Road, Wembury
Client:  Private
Location
Wembury, South Hams
EngineerJohn Grimes Partnership
ContractorADWilliams
Status
Complete
 

This project was a collaboration with Zac Monro Architects, London

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Church Road, Wembury

With spectacular views of Wembury Bay and within walking distance of the beach, this house was calling out for a bit of extra space and a better connection to its surroundings. 

The original house sits in an extensive wooded plot elevated from the road with views over the bay.  The clients grew up in the property and have recently relocated back to Devon with their own children.  Extended previously in a piecemeal way, and with planning permission already obtained for further non descript additions, a rethink was required to really maximise the potential of the plot and the connections to the surroundings.

The new proposals took a radical approach, stripping the house back to its original core and introducing a light filled atrium and hallway around which the accommodation is now arranged.  Allowing views from the front door to the sea, this space creates a sense of connection to the surroundings and draws you through the house.  To one side of this atrium sits the original house, and to the other the original has been mirrored.  The extended ground floor is now opened up to the garden and the sea with all of the main rooms - kichen, dining, living - connected to the garden and view.  Upstairs, four double bedrooms are arranged around the double height atrium.  In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, great care was taken to ensure that the forms and materials were appropriate and complimentary to the surroundings, but not hiding from view.  The additions, clad in slate, become a shadow of the original form hunkered into the hillside and foliage.

We were approached by Zac Monro Architects to collaborate on this project, which has been featured on Zac's Channel 4 TV show - Inside Out Homes.  Click here to see the episode
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Tim Offer Architect South Devon church road

Tim Offer Architect South Devon church road

Tim Offer Architect South Devon church road

Tim Offer Architect South Devon church road

Tim Offer Architect South Devon church road

Tim Offer Architect South Devon church road

Tim Offer Architect South Devon church road

Tim Offer Architect South Devon church road

Tim Offer Architect South Devon church road

Tim Offer Architect South Devon church road

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