Northam, Bideford

North Devon Contemporary Architects

Reconnecting the house, with the garden and the Sea.

OCR Architecture were pleased to receive the commission to provide a contemporary extension, and internal modifications to a Georgian style house in North Devon. The original house had been adapted over time but retained many of its original features, however, ad-hoc extensions had been added in the 1960’s which no longer meet the families needs. These rooms, were poorly proportioned and did not allow the family to enjoy shared space, or to experience the sea view form the rear of the house.

OCRA’s brief was to create a new contemporary heart to the home, providing a large open plan kitchen diner that connected the house to the garden and enabled the growing family flexibility in how they used the rooms.

Our contemporary solution was to create a single storey structure, with folding sliding doors and large picture windows exiting on to an elevated deck which provides views of the garden and the sea. This elevated deck enabled a large rainwater harvesting scheme to be incorporated into the scheme. This new space enabled the existing small pantry and kitchen to be adapted to create a new snug, ‘mud locker’ and wet room.

Our experienced architects can support you from design inception through to completing your build when it comes to creating your dream home or adding a contemporary extension. We have an excellent reputation for contemporary design, working within the constraints of your site and budget.

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