Estuary View House
New Build House, Exton
The clients were moving to Devon from the Midlands and asked Barc to design a two-storey contemporary home for their family. They wanted to ensure that the building was as energy efficient as possible, had certain spaces similar to their midlands home and made the most of the estuary views.
Barc worked closely with the client to ensure that the design for their new home matched these aspirations. We adopted a fabric first approach to establish a building envelope of very high performance. Extensive glazing across the rear elevation ensures that the views of the estuary are captured, and a connection between inside and out is established. We designed an impressive curved laser-cut steel staircase that sits at the heart of the house and throws patterns of light onto the surrounding walls. Great care was given in selecting a natural palette of materials for exterior of the property, ensuring that is in keeping with the sett
The Client“Barc were always a calm, reassuring influence and ultimately they produced the house that we now proudly call our home. Their key attributes are attention to detail, a genuine understanding of high specification buildings and an ability to maintain control without being controlling.”