Baker Estates has scooped a silver in the Best House section at the prestigious What House? Awards this year.
Often described as the property industry’s Oscars, The Mulberry at Great Court Farm in Totnes was praised by judges in this year’s virtual awards ceremony as ‘a very attractive house on a private development giving a feeling of space, luxury and heritage’.
Judges particularly liked the large window at the front elevation, the attractive stonework to the end gable, the bi fold doors in the family kitchen diner and the overall feeling of space throughout the home.
A spokesperson for the What House? Awards said: “The Mulberry is a stylishly designed large and luxurious house arranged over two floors spread across an impressive 2,630ft². The architect, Clifton Emery Design, was keen to stay in keeping with the heritage of the site and wanted to include a large, central mid storey, as is often found in classical barn designs.
“This has resulted in a majestic central window dominating the front elevation and providing high levels of daylight to the entrance hall and principle spaces. Upon entering the house, the spectacular split staircase creates a wow factor, and the double-height ceiling gives a great sense of spaciousness.”
Ian Baker, Managing Director of Baker Estates, said: “It’s been a huge effort over many years and I’m delighted to receive this prestigious What House? award on behalf of the entire company.”
Ian added: “The Mulberry is a prime example of our desire to build exceptional homes in the most desirable locations throughout the South West of England. This encapsulates Baker Estates’ housebuilding vision of dedication, originality and forward thinking.”
Apart from its unique location, Great Court Farm boasts outstanding architecture which has enabled Baker Estates to combine striking looking designed homes with generous internal space.
The development, now sold out, features coach houses, bungalows, traditional houses and barn style bungalows and reveals just how far Baker Estates was prepared to go to shape a unique development at Great Court Farm.