Baker Estates


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Baker Estates has won the top prize at the prestigious Michelmores Property awards last night (June 13).

The top-rated south west housebuilder won the Residential Project of the Year (36 units and over) for its widely regarded Great Court Farm development in Totnes.

The awards, held at Sandy Park Conference Centre in Exeter, showcased the best projects across the south west’s construction and property industry. Over 500 people attended the evening’s ceremony which was hosted by actor and comedian Sally Philips.

Now in its 17th year, the awards recognise commercial, residential and heritage projects completed during 2018 across 10 categories.

Ian Baker, managing director of Baker Estates, said: “We are all absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious regional award. This is a complete team award as so many people play a vital role in bringing a quality site to fruition.”

“We pride ourselves on building exceptional homes in the most desirable locations throughout the South West of England. The Baker Estates’ vision is one of dedication, originality and forward thinking.”

A former working dairy farm, the development is situated within easy reach to Totnes and boats stunning east facing views of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sitting on the rural edge of Totnes, Great Court Farm is close to the vibrancy of a bustling market town and quiet tranquillity of the Devonshire countryside.

The senior management team, building on over 100 years’ combined experience in the housebuilding sector, is passionate about reinforcing this ideology throughout every development.

Judges were impressed by several design factors including the careful consideration of architectural approach in terms of massing, internal and external layouts, scale, materiality, methods of construction and attitude to context whether urban, suburban or rural.

Apart from its stunning location, Great Court Farm boasts outstanding architecture which has enabled Baker Estates to combine striking looking designed homes with excellent space standards inside.

The company has seamlessly blended five different housing types into one development giving all buyers a wide choice of property.

The development offers a stunning collection of 2, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom homes. A mixed tenure of so many different house types - coach houses, bungalows, traditional houses and barn style bungalows – reveals just how far Baker Estates was prepared to go to shape a unique development at Great Court Farm.

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