CHARACTER PIECE
25 Beautiful Homes|August 2021
Giving a new build plenty of personalities is no easy feat, but David and Lucy Renfrew did just that – and during lockdown
MAGGIE COLVIN

HOME TRUTHS

THE PROPERTY

A newly built semi-detached A-frame terraced house

LOCATION Devon

ROOMS Sitting room/dining area/kitchen, living room/study, cinema room, four bedrooms (one en suite), three bathrooms

PURCHASED 2020

PREVIOUS PROPERTY ‘We also have a house in Hampshire,’ says Lucy.

From an elevated position on a hillside above Salcombe, the holiday home bought by Lucy and David Renfrew enjoys a panoramic view of one of Devon’s prettiest sandy inlets. Well known for its humming social life and sailing regattas, it was already established as the family’s holiday hotspot.

Due to Salcombe’s ever-increasing popularity, finding the right property was a challenge. But this house was just the right size with three balconies and a large garden. However, like so many new builds, it lacked soul.

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