Sanctuary House – Bespoke Corten Steel

Sanctuary House –

Bespoke Corten Steel Garden Features


Location: Topsham, Devon


Enscape supplies large water feature and bespoke Corten steel sign to landmark new home in Devon.

Our wide range of large scale planters and architectural features have been used in landscape designs across the UK, most recently at a stunning new build home near Exeter.

“Sanctuary House” was designed to nestle into the setting of Mount Howe, Topsham, and takes full advantage of the panoramic views to the estuary with extensive glazing. The building is sympathetic to the natural surroundings and designed to have minimal impact on local wildlife.

Working with the owners and developers, Enscape delivered two bespoke products, made to order from pre-weathered Corten Steel. Ideal for landscape designs which need to make an impact quickly, our pre-weather Corten steel designs arrive with their patina already developed and cause less impact to surfaces through carbon run off.

The first product was a 6m water table which was hoisted into position by crane and successfully installed as an integral part of the hard landscaping. Blending perfectly with the palette of materials used in the construction of the house, the water table adds impact to the rear courtyard with a tranquil focal point.

We were also commissioned to supply a bespoke entrance sign which would welcome visitors to the house from the end of the driveway. Also crafted in weathered Corten Steel, the house sign included the house name and an outline of a graceful avocet – a distinctive wading bird that nests in the estuary which the house overlooks. At 1500mm x 100mm x 750mm the sign commands attention, but in Corten steel, perfectly matches the architectural features of the house.

The clients were delighted with the finished commission which was delivered to site on time, saying it was “fantastic quality”.

Read more about the project on the architect’s case study here:

Find out more about our wide range of Corten steel products here.