Ship House. Appledore. Devon.

Ship House is a stunning renovation project set in the idyllic North Devon coastal town of Appledore. With far reaching views of Appledore estuary, we transformed this dated 70's mid-terrace house to a modern coastal home. 

The brief was to create a minimalist, contemporary coastal home, with open plan living and clean lines, ensuring to create a seamless connection between inside and outside.


Metters and Wellby were engaged from the initial concept stage, achieving planning permission, through to final detailing and interior design specification, including the bespoke hand designed staircase and all final fixtures and fittings. 

Set within a conservation area, this project provided plenty of challenges. Due to the conservation restrictions, the facade from the street side had to remain unaltered and in keeping with the local area. During the design process, Metters and Wellby completed careful negotiations with the conservation team in order to achieve planning permission. We successfully gained planning permission for a home that strikes a fine balance of working within the local restrictions, and creating a luxury, contemporary home. 

Due to the restrictions, the exterior front wall on the road side had to remain unchanged, which brought further challenges during the construction phase. As a mid terrace house, the only access is the front door, which meant all materials and construction had to be accessed through this entrance only. Despite these obstacles, together with the construction team, we achieved a stunning final result. 

Completed in 2020, this renovation project has transformed a 70's home into modern coastal haven. 

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