Studio BAD were invited to complete a feasibility study on the enhancement opportunities for an existing 1960’s bungalow in Brixham, south Devon, set on an elevated site with spectacular views over the harbour and Torbay.

The client wished to review the possibilities for extending and upgrading their existing dwelling to transform it into a contemporary home for the whole family. The main objective was to alter the layout so the house could still be used as the owner’s main residence but also design the home so it could be flexible for three generations of the family to use it during holidays.

The design looks to unlock the potential across all levels of the house, putting great emphasis on the quality of the internal space and the natural daylight within. The concept maximises the internal plan, improving the existing space available whilst also making it more adaptable to the changing family needs. Internally it was critical to not just increase the space but also to enhance the quality of the internal space, with more internal daylight deep into the plan and better connectivity to the stunning coastal views.

Materials chosen to upgrade the exterior have been specifically selected to be hard wearing in this harsh coastal environment whilst also referencing those found locally and possessing a feeling of quality to the scheme.

The design proposals have been created strategically, allowing the client to review and interchange options the to suit their need and budget, with the ability to implement the design proposals over stages if needed.


This project has been registered in pre application.

Practice : Studio: B.A.D Architects

Time Scale: July 2020 – Ongoing

Budget: Undisclosed

Location: Brixham, Devon

Client: Private