Design Quirks & Sustainability

The architectural ingenuity behind The Boathouse includes aspects such as the inverted design to sustainable living choices. The project combines beautiful distinctive features, including copper roof details and a striking gutterless eaves detail. Alongside these stunning details the house is modern and sustainable achieving an EPC of A+ proving ABL3’s design ethos of a fabric first approach achieves outstanding results.

What the Clients have to say:

“ABL3 Architects were instrumental in helping us realise our dream of building a beautiful timber framed house in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are utterly thrilled with the house and Rob, Tamsin and team were a joy to work with throughout the entire process.”

The Boathouse; Crafting Dreams in Nature’s Embrace

The journey of The Boathouse, a captivating family home nestled in South Devon’s Outstanding Natural Beauty. ABL3 Architects supported our clients in their personal project, where their family residence meets ecological harmony. The home’s unique design earned rare planning permission, blending seamlessly with its stunning surroundings.


  • Building Excellence Certificate of Recognition
  • Structural Timber Awards
  • Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards

Featured in:

  • Grand Design Magazine
  • Dezeen February

For more details, take a look at our published book of the project;

Advice for Homeowners:

ABL3 Architects specialise in residential architecture and we have put together a guide with everything you need to know before you begin. Read our homeowners guide to residential architecture here.

If you would like to speak to our team about our residential architecture experience, please get in touch.