Planning Approval Granted


RUFFARCHITECTS were appointed to develop a design for the refurbishment and extension of a house in Bishopsteignton, Devon. The proposal drew on the influence of Architect John Nash (1752 - 1835), as a number of houses in the village were either designed by John Nash, or were built in a similar style, including Radway House.

The clients wanted to improve the existing spaces of the house and extend their living areas to make more space for their family, with the creation of a new open-plan kitchen and dining room. The new spaces are generous and light, while linking to smaller snug spaces and more intimate family rooms, which celebrate the original features of the house.  

The new extensions and alterations also link the interior to a new tiered outdoor space which leads to a garden with views across the landscape and towards the Devon coast. A new curved and tile-clad volume is added to the house, to create an assemblage with links to the domestic picturesque style of John Nash.