hmad architects are architects in Exeter, Devon specialising in renovation, refurbishment, conservation, listed buildings and the design of sustainable homes

'the wilderness'

'The Wilderness' is a Grade II listed summerhouse that is stunningly situated on a precipice in the woods of Clovelly Estate overlooking Mouthmill Valley. The dilapidated folly required extensive repair and renovation work to restore it to its previous beauty, with works including the complete rebuilding of the roof and veranda and the installation of replacement windows. 

 

hmad|architects' approach employed extensive use of traditional methods and materials such as local stone, reclaimed slate and lime based render and mortar to replicate original detailing.

 

The successfully restored summerhouse is now easily accessible and has proved a popular venue for weddings once again.