Private Residence, Chagford
The Cleave was a plain early 20th century dormer bungalow. It had been extensively and poorly extended and altered with flat roofs; a “scout hut” timber structure was attached to the rear of the house. This scheme included the removal of the attached scout hut and the bulk of the 1960’s work and recreated a replacement wing of glass and timber opening up the house into its exceptional garden and views. Simple lead dormers and slate re-roofing have maintained and enhanced the scale and quality of the house and the house now respects and responds to its extraordinary setting.