- Client: Private
- Project value: £3m
- Duration: 30 months
- [Phase 1: 18 months; Phase 2: 12 months]
- Location: Salcombe, Devon
- Architects: Harrison Sutton Partnership
- Pictures by: George Fielding www.georgefielding.co.uk
Winner of the LABC Building Excellence Awards 2018 for best individual new home for the South West region and nominee for the national awards for November 2018
Previously known as Poyntz Croft, this is a private luxury house build situated in the very popular holiday town of Salcombe.
The property has desirable views right up through the estuary towards the main town, not forgetting its cliff edge position over looking one of the best rated beaches in south Devon.
The high-spec house boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 which are ensuites, cinema room, 2 living rooms with a 60sqft open kitchen diner, all over 3 large floors where you can find the swimming pool on ground level looking over the main terrace where the hot tub is tucked away. All the floors are linked by a central staircase, and lift, with a double garage on the top with and a drive and turning point, accessed form the road through electric gates.
With its very tricky location on a single track road and cliff edge plot pre-construction works was the main part to the contract, reducing 130 thousand tonnes of cliff face and soil for a level plot to be achieved. Once the ground was clear it was a pre-cast concrete poured structure faced with a locally sourced quarry stone, hand cut and picked and bedded into place.
With its mixture of stone face, cedar clad and rendered finish this property definitely catches the eye from the surrounding beaches.
From start to finish the project lasted 30 months which were split into 2 phases, first being reduce grounds then sub structure works. Second phase dressing the external face and internal fit out with triple glazed aluminium windows being incorporated, and all external works and landscaping.
Despite the complexities, the results have been a massively impressive and appreciated holiday home.