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House Tour: Self Build Dream on the Welsh coast

By 16th July 2018

Project Overview

Project: contemporary new build

Location: Tenby, Wales

Floor: Kinver Edge, Classic Collection

Architect: OB Architecture

Contractor: Carreg Construction

Work began on Wyndham and Ann Collins’ self-build coastal home in Tenby, South Wales  in November 2015. Having previously lived on the coast, it was important for them to keep the sea-view and this location truly delivered. The three-storey, four bedroom home was completed in 2017 with Ted Todd’s Kinver Edge floor used throughout many rooms. So let’s take a look around…


Natural materials such as slate and wood were used for the exterior of this home to give it a natural look that works harmoniously with the rest of the landscape. White concrete walls have been used at selected points to protect the home from stormy coastal weather.

House Tour - Exterior View - Ted Todd
House Tour - Exterior - Ted Todd
House Tour - Slate Wall - Ted Todd

Entrance and Hallway

The owners wanted to create a contemporary home using timber, slate and glass with these materials used seamlessly from the outside in.

House Tour - Entrance - Ted Todd
House Tour - Hallway Entrance - Ted Todd
Classic Collection – Kinver Edge
House Tour - Entrance with Sofa - Ted Todd
Classic Collection – Kinver Edge

Living Area

A pallet of greys has been used in the kitchen and living area of this home with windows at all angles to let sunlight flood in and give a panoramic view of the coast.

House Tour - Kitchen and Living Area - Ted Todd
House Tour - Living Area - Ted Todd

Stairs and Landing

To truly appreciate the architecture inside this home you have to walk up to the third floor and look down at the house below. The simple plain white walls contrast with the knots and warmth of the Kinver Edge floor to give the open spaces a warm feel. Stopping off at the snug on the way you can sit inside, or out on the balcony to take in the breathtaking coastal view.

House Tour - Snug Area - Ted Todd
Classic Collection – Kinver Edge
Classic Collection – Kinver Edge
House Tour - landing - Ted Todd
Classic Collection – Kinver Edge


Finally, we visit one of the four bedrooms in this coastal retreat. Continuing the clean décor of the hall and landing. The fresh minimalist feel means all you need to focus on when waking up in the morning is this breath-taking view.

Classic Collection – Kinver Edge
House Tour - bed - Ted Todd
Classic Collection – Kinver Edge
House Tour - View - Ted Todd