It looks traditional from the outside, but the inside of this Murray Church-designed contemporary property in Cornworthy, near Totnes, Devon is a very different beast.
Murray Church is a respected architect, working on substantial projects, most notably airport terminals, Jeddah airport in Saudi Arabia and constructions for the 1972 Olympic Games. In light of that, this is fairly low key. But as the bold was for the architect himself, you suspect a lot of care and attention went into every single detail.
The house was built in 2003 and at first glance, certainly from the outside, you would be forgiven for thinking this was some kind of barn conversion. That was probably intention to blend in with the surrounding buildings. There were no such restrictions for the inside.
It’s an incredibly stylish interior, with wood certainly a dominant material, especially when it comes to the ceilings. Outside of that, we love the curves of the interior, the brightness and the rather interesting doorways. It’s a very cool place to live – and it could be your next place to live.
In terms of space, two large living room areas dominate the floorplan over two floors, with the ground floor offering what’s described as a ‘semi-open plan space’ that also includes a kitchen / dining room, an entrance lobby, bedroom and en-suite bathroom.
The lower ground floor has another of those reception rooms with full height glazing along with three further bedrooms and a family bathroom and sauna.
Outside space covers around three-quarters of an acre, which implies a rear garden, sun terrace, courtyard gardens and a wildflower meadow. There is also integral car port (for up to three cars), a garden store and greenhouse.
£950,000 is the price.
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