Camillin Denny designed Powers House as a ‘grand farmhouse’ sitting on a 3 acre plot. Originally there was an old stone farm workers house on the site that had been altered over the years and become a hotchpotch of styles and materials.READ MORE
In June 2015 Camillin Denny Design applied for planning permission to demolish the house and build a new timber framed house with attached annexe, the house sits next to the Offwell brook, a fast-flowing stream that runs through the valley down to Colyton. it is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, totally rural reached through a labyrinth of tunnel like country lanes. the farming locally is dairy cattle and livestock interspersed with the odd field of maize.
The house plan is a courtyard design and the building splits neatly into two part; the main house and the ‘studio’ a separate self-contained annexe that can be used as a holiday let or granny annexe.
The site is sloping and therefore the ground and first floors are laid out over two levels to take account of this slope.
The design features cedar cladding and a pitched zinc roof. A projecting brown flint clad porch provides an entrance feature to the front elevation.
Internally the layout features 5 bedrooms, open plan kitchen and separate home office, triple height living space and a feature plywood staircase.
The project completed construction in October 2016.