Feasibility assessments showed it would be difficult and not cost effective to extend and modernise a 1960s family holiday home. Instead, BBH Chartered Architects worked with the family to create a stunning replacement holiday retreat overlooking Dartmouth.
Work with the family, their architects and interior designer Matthew Robinson to create luxury bathrooms and a kitchen design that works for everyone.
Ravenseye is the longstanding, shared holiday home of 3 brothers and their families. Each couple has their own bedroom and Ensuite so creating their individual bathrooms was a simple one-to-one design process. As the kitchen is a shared space it’s layout and design must work for each family’s cooking style. We spent time with the whole family and worked through design schemes and options to create their perfect kitchen.
Open-plan living takes full advantage of the panoramic river views, but the kitchen space is fairly small. By creating a well-equipped modern galley kitchen, we kept working elements discreet and made the best use of the space. Mid-height ovens are essential in a galley kitchen for easy access and to keep floor space clear – we used Gaggenau ovens which have a useful side opening doors which is also incredibly practical in a galley kitchen. Varied unit heights, floating shelves, and a feature bartop wrapping down to the floor break up the long, narrow space.
This kitchen also includes horizontal wall panelling on the end wall which adds interest and gives the illusion of width.