Private Homes


Budleigh Salterton, Devon, UK.

This new residence replaces an existing house, with public profile very similar in form and scale to the original - an important planning consideration, consent being granted after a successful Appeal.  But set behind this is substantially increased accommodation, including an internal swimming pool thoroughly integrated into the living space.

While retention of a small proportion of the existing building would have been possible, zero VAT rating for new-build houses together with better quality end results meant that it was more beneficial for the client to build entirely new.

The house is set within a traditional suburban area in the seaside town of Budleigh Salterton, and the scale and form of the building and the nature of materials used - render, natural slates and leadwork roofing, timber joinery - respect this while nevertheless producing a clearly contemporary home.

Grainge Architects - North View
Grainge Architects - North View
Grainge Architects - North View