CARO SOMERSET is a new lifestyle store, cafe and b+b in Bruton, Somerset designed by EMIL EVE ARCHITECTS with colours, fittings and styling by owner Natalie Jones.
The Grade II Listed highstreet property has been extensively reconfigured, refurbished and extended to become a new destination in Bruton, home of Hauser + Wirth and The Chapel.
The store and cafe inhabit the ground floor front rooms. The historic character of the building has retained, creating a series of unique spaces where unusual designer products are displayed on bespoke furniture and coffee and beautiful Bakemongercakes can be enjoyed perched at the counter or relaxing in the calm salon.
Behind and above the public spaces, a family home and b+b accommodation have been created. To the rear, a large larch-clad extension houses an open-plan kitchen and living area with contemporary detailing complimenting the historic building fabric.
Contractor: GDW Building & Renovations
Construction cost: £150,000
EMIL EVE ARCHITECTS was founded by Emma and Ross Perkin in 2010. They specialise in residential, community and exhibition projects. Other projects include Heimtextil 2014 and Restless Futures (in collaboration with FranklinTill Studio) and developments for private and commercial clients.