We believe that where we live shapes how we live. As boutique developers, it is our mission to build properties to a range of budgets and sizes, all unified by design, detail, space and light.
In 2017 our Withdean scheme received a RIBA Award.
In 2020 our Hove House scheme has been shortlisted for a RIBA Award.
We are Brighton based boutique developers passionate about building incredible properties that enhance the lives of the people that live in them.
It is our firm conviction that good homes improve and enrich lives. This guides all that we do. Our priority is not the bottom line. Design drives decisions. We develop properties using our own money and so don’t have the same commercial imperatives as other developers do that sees poor decision making, corner cutting and lowest common denominator development. We use renowned architects, we commission designers, be they lighting, landscape, kitchen, bathroom, interior, home automation, and it is this use of experts that allows us to concentrate on delivering the key components of every Baobab home – design, detail, light, space.
We want our developments to have a narrative and sit respectfully within their setting. There is nothing worse than properties that could be from anywhere and belong to nowhere. We want Baobab properties to have one eye on the past, mindful of the history and context of the area, and the other eye on the future, embracing progressive design based on modern principles.
We recognise that many people would not consider a newly built property: this stems from the soulless, profit driven finish associated with so many developers, as well as the complete absence of imagination and consideration in the design. We want to buck that trend. We want to create properties, at all levels of size and budget, that are appropriate to the way people live in the 21st century. Well designed properties, both in functionality as well as aesthetics, help us lead better and more fulfilling lives. We, as developers, want to build homes that do this.