Washbourne, Devon

  • ¥ $1,999,950 JPY
  • Sq Ft: 3500

Described by the author Alain de Botton as “one of the more beautiful things I’ve ever seen”, this five-bedroom house can be found in a magnificent rural setting close to the town of Totnes.

Set in approximately four acres of idyllic landscaped gardens, the house was designed by the highly-regarded architect Fiona McLean of McLean Quinlan as a replacement for a farmhouse that stood on the original site. The retention and re-use of the coloured stone from the original structure gives the building a timeless quality that belies the fact it was completed in 2002. Shuttered concrete detailing and floor-to-ceiling glazing are among the more contemporary aspects of the home, as is the largely open-plan interior layout. The architectural writer, Cathy Strongman, has described the house as “sturdy and yet elegantly transparent in places, contextual but also contemporary… a Devonshire farmhouse that takes full advantage of its setting without diminishing any of its beauty”. For more images and information about the house on the McLean Quinlan website, click here.



Price:¥$1,999,950 JPY
Year Built:2000
Square Feet:3500

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