nr. Honiton, Devon


A fluid arrangement of kitchen, dining and living spaces form the basis for this bespoke new build dwelling.

This new build dwelling in the rural village of Payhembury on the outskirts of Honiton (near Exeter) is characterised by 3 built volumes that respond to the complex geometry of the site and negate issues of massing and overlooking.  The site was previously garden space belonging to the adjacent house and there are complex relationships to surrounding properties to consider.

With an unconventional footprint, the site demands a proposal that is atypical in its form in order to meet the client’s brief, whilst employing an architectural language that is both sensitive and contextual.

The 3 built volumes re-inforce the rural vernacular and their composition on the site creates a central courtyard garden, around which the living areas pivot.  This serves to create a more introvert relationship and connection with outdoors from the house whilst taking advantage of the south-westerly aspect, away from the front elevation and streetscene.





Project Details
  • Works: New build dwelling
  • Budget: £300,000.00
  • Floor Area: 135m2 new build
  • Construction Period: 30 weeks
  • Contractor: Andrew Boland
  • Structural Engineers: Forge Consulting Engineers
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