Take a tour of this Minimalist home with views across Devon's Salcombe Estuary

Step inside this spectacular Devon home - a masterclass in Minimalism with uninterrupted sea views. Chosen by Homes and Gardens. For more inspiring ideas, visit housetohome.co.uk

This Devonshire home is a masterclass in minimalism. Designed by the owner, the property appears to tumble down towards the yacht-dotted Salcombe Estuary below. The overall effect is like a giant jigsaw puzzle; each object in the building slots into a harmonious whole.

1/8 Minimalist roof terrace

minimalist roof gterrace with chairs and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/mark luscombe whyte)

Longframe 439 chairs

2/8 Seating area with estuary view

seating area with corner sofa and open plan top floor

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

Everything in the house has been fashioned for seaside dwelling and to make the most of the views. The open-plan top floor, for example, has a lower level with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out across a glass-railed balcony.

Charles corner sofa

B&B Italia at Chaplins

3/8 Open-plan living area

open plan living area with chair and stairs

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

Open-plan spaces with vaulted windows create a sense of light and serenity. The owner designed every detail of the property, including the display niches and inset fireplace in the sitting, dining and kitchen areas.

Barcelona chair
Knoll at Atomic Interiors

4/8 Cooking zone

cooking zone with armchair and wooden flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

Functional elements such as the plug sockets have, wherever possible, been concealed in order to draw the eye to more aestetically pleasing features, such as the abstract artworks on the wall.

Iuta swivel armchairs

B&B Italia at Chaplins

5/8 Kitchen-diner

kitchen diner with bulthaup and white table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

Colour is deployed strategically throughout the house. The red chairs in the dining area stand out against the gunmetal grey of the kitchen units like poppies in a Monet landscape.


Bulthaup at Kitchen Architecture

6/8 Kitchen breakfast bar

kitchen breakfast bar with bar stools and white flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

In the kitchen, sleek cupboards and island units hide all but the essential cookware from view. 'There is nothing evolutionary about my style,' says the owner. 'When I design a room, I'll choose the exact sofa or table to fit.'

Similar bar stools
Knoll at The Lollipop Shoppe

7/8 Simple bedroom

bedroom with bed and mirror

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

The five bedrooms are tucked into the first two floors and, like the rest of the house, are decorated with minimal furniture and neutral tones.


Cappellini at Viaduct

8/8 Bespoke bathroom

bathroom with basin and bathtub

(Image credit: Future PLC/Mark Luscombe-Whyte)

Bespoke cupboards swallow up any clutter in the bathroom, while the bath and basins share a similar rounded shape.

Bath and basins
Clearwater Baths

What a property, and what stunning views. Which space is your favourite?

Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.