Daniel Metcalfe
architecturedesignplanning
Copyright Daniel Metcalfe 2013
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Chapel Cottage
This protected 16th century chapel was in a serious state of disrepair when we took charge of an ambitious scheme to convert the ancient shell into a practical, modern dwelling. Using our knowledge and experience of historic architecture we won permission for a bold renovation of this Grade II listed building. The interior design styling is contemporary but subtly uses natural materials to soften the aesthetic. The main central space remains completely open to the tall, 6m high thatched roof where one can really gain a sense of the original space and its previous use. Through this area runs a floating timber gallery space which gives access to two large bedrooms in the roof void of the former chapel. In tandem with the new interior design, we utilised traditional building techniques to ensure that the cob walls and thatched roof were properly repaired and maintained. The project was successfully completed in 2005 and has featured in Devon Life Magazine, The Herald Express Newspaper and on BBC Television.

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