He has designed properties for Richard Branson, Pete Townshend and Adam Ant, but perhaps his most daring project has been his own home in Devon.
That’s where architect Count Dominic Bon de Sousa Pernes has done something as striking as his name: installing a £20,000 yurt in the garden.
The hand-crafted circular building, based on the traditional dwellings of nomads in central Asia, is hired out by Dom, as he likes to be known, for up to £90 a night.
He has designed properties for Richard Branson, Pete Townshend and Adam Ant, but perhaps his most daring project has been his own home in Devon
It’s in the quaint village of Bishopsteignton in Devon, on a south-facing slope overlooking farmland and the beautiful Teign estuary.
On one side are the wilds of Dartmoor and on the other the market town of Newton Abbot and seaside resort of Teignmouth, and within walking distance are three beaches, a vineyard and a real ale brewery.
‘The parcel of land the yurt sits on was empty, so I wanted to make good use of it,’ says Dom. ‘Even though it was a big project, putting it in place has worked out well.
‘I designed the yurt, introduced a Megaflo hot water system, a septic tank and an electricity supply, and surrounded it with feature lighting inside and out. Devon designer home comes complete with £20,000 yhurt | Daily Mail Online