Fowlescombe Farm

Baca Architects, Devon, 2005

 

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The lawn is retained by precast-concrete stepped slabs forming a planted wall 

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  • The lawn is retained by precast-concrete stepped slabs forming a planted wall    
  • An elegant living and practical working environment, set  in a wildlife sanctuary    
  • The barns provide a mix of commercial, community and holiday accommodation     
  • Panorama view of the Fowlescombe farmhouse    
  • The pergola follows the curve of the driveway wall and rests lightly on its top    
  • The pergola follows the curve of the driveway wall and rests lightly on its top    
  • Robert Barker, George Ferguson and Richard Barker on the raised lawn    
  • Aerial view of Fowlescombe Farm    
  • Garden plan    
  • Section    
  • Concept sketch    
  •  Sketch showing building of the raised lawn and planted wall    
  •  Sketches showing building of the raised lawn and planted wall    
  •  Sketches showing building of the raised lawn and planted wall    
  • The Farmhouse in July of 1968    
  • Detailed plan    
  • Axonometric of the Fowlescombe glasshouse    

Redevelopment of a derelict farm in Devon, including refurbishment of buildings and erection of modern facilities

In the first phase the lodge gatehouse was refurbished and extended by Harrison & Sutton Partnership. Solar evacuated tubes and a wood burning stove were linked to the hot water system.

In the second phase the farmhouse was completely gutted and enlarged to encompass the cottage and piggery to the rear. A new steel and glass entrance located on an historic route links the house and cottages.

In the third phase a new garden was created and the old access to the front of the house removed. In the fourth phase a new glasshouse was created to complete the garden works. In the fifth phase the old barns were converted into holiday apartments and an events hall.

Data

  • Begun: Nov 2003
  • Completed: Oct 2005
  • Sectors: Industrial, House
  • Total cost: £895,700
  • Tender date: Jul 2003
  • Address: Fowlescombe Farm, Ugborough, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 0HW, United Kingdom

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