Barc Architects - architectural and interior design. We specialise in the design and delivery of high quality contemporary buildings, extensions and renovations in Devon and the South West.


Location: Exton, Devon
Client: Private
Status: Complete

Our Riverhayes project is a contemporary dwelling that replaces an existing bungalow on a plot that enjoys stunning views to the nearby estuary and beyond. A varied palette of materials was chosen in order to highlight particular volumes in the building that relate to specific living spaces inside. The traditional pitched roof has been given a contemporary twist; a bold outline of the traditional ‘house’ shape, wrapped in zinc, extends through the building form. The inclusion of a crisp, flat roof volume aims to bring the contemporary essence of the design to the forefront. This is further enhanced by clean, white tile cladding with recessed spaces clad in timber, the intention being to harmonise the overall effect of the proposal within the surrounding landscape.

Extensive glazing to the rear of the property enhances the strong connections to the garden, breaking down the barriers between inside and out; balconies on the upper floors allow that connection to continue across the entire rear elevation.