Look Inside This Award-winning Self Build by the Sea

 exterior shot of a house by the coast
(Image credit: Jim Stephenson)

Located on the Devonshire coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lizzie and Tristan Stone built their new home, The Boathouse, to be closer to the boatyard that Tristan works on. 

It's a project which embodies the essence of self build in many ways — it's a home that is high-quality and considered, and which very much enhances the lives of its occupants. Hunkered down in the hillside, and clad in natural materials, including locally sourced stone, Lizzie and Tristan’s ‘forever home’ is a match for the exceptional site within which it sits. 

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.