Gorey house commended in UK architectural awards

Bridget and John De Veulle with members of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists at La Vregie

A HOUSE built high above Gorey that had to meet the strict requirements of its residents, including a colony of lizards, has been recognised in a national architectural competition.

La Vregie, a modern eco-friendly single-storey granite dwelling, is the new home of the former chairman of Jersey Heritage, Jurat John de Veulle and his wife Bridget – who have submitted plans to develop the nearby pumping station into one of the Island’s smallest houses, as reported on Monday.

They engaged Eddie Caldeira of Design Plus Limited to create their dream home and on Monday his work was recognised by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

The institute is the UK qualifying body for architectural technology and it represents those practising and studying within the discipline.



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Comments for: "Gorey house commended in UK architectural awards"

The Crimson Horse Blanket

Oh dear.

The background to the proposal for a similar eyesore on Gorey Hill is now clear.


The reason why Jersey's beauty has disappeared over the last few decades is because of UK influence on our planning department and architects, so it comes as no surprise that this house .. which breaches planning law by not being compatible with its surroundings .. should get recognition from the UK. When will those architects and planners get the message that this is an island, not a city.