A modern development which sits with traditional buildings on a challenging site.
This scheme utilises the existing road and retains existing trees, which provides the same visual context in the street scene, in particular the use of red brick, natural slate and the gabled frontages. The site is extremely steep. The layout has been dictated by the existing topography, existing access and retention of existing trees, together with a desire to provide level access into each dwelling, adequate car parking and reduce the amount of cut and fill across the site. The gable ends provide individuality and are of a traditional ‘town’ house appearance.
Traditional brick detailing, commonly seen on dwellings of this period, has been interpreted in a more modern style and introduced in small panels. The veranda element and front projecting bay windows have been reproduced and interpreted in a more contemporary style across the front of each property to soften the elevations and tie them into the landscape. Generous openings are provided in keeping with the existing properties and provide spectacular long distant views over the Kensey Valley towards Dartmoor to the east.