The extension is starting to take shape

Meet the owner: Zoë Sheridan-Wasey

Zoë is a former marketing manager for a popular stove and fireplace manufacturer, a career she enjoyed for ten years while simultaneously undertaking five renovation projects. She has always loved home renovating and interior design, but this is by far her largest project to date: renovating, rebuilding and extending a large family home on her dream acre plot in Devon. This time, two small sons are competing with the build for her attention, while a completion date of Christmas 2014 is looming…

Follow her blog over the coming months as she charts the highs and lows of the build.

Amazingly, we now have the final three-dimensional footprint for our new house, with the steel supports going up for the single-storey entrance hall, dining room and part of the kitchen. This is a space that we have always been excited and nervous about in equal measure, as it’s the focal point of the entire house.

Above: This area took such a huge amount of planning and attention at the design stage – I can’t emphasise how much difference a single half metre can make! – but it’s only really visible now that the verticals are appearing.

It will be a predominantly glassed-walled area, with the roof featuring four Velux windows, to maximise both the light and the views. It’s hard to imagine exactly how those views will appear when all I can currently see is torrential rain and building rubble, but the hopefully the future is bright.