Pentreath has many strings to his proverbial bow. Alongside his architecture, he offers interior design, runs a tiny but eponymous store in Bloomsbury, and writes a blog read by 15,000 loyal fans. With degrees in art history and architecture, Pentreath started working in New York, then the Prince’s Foundation before setting up on his own in 2004. He has established his reputation across master-planning, urban development, private houses and playful interiors. His private houses are largely in the South of England and in Ireland.
Pentreath’s aesthetic is a blend of respect for authentic materials and traditional design with a love of contemporary culture, ‘which means life is never dull,’ he says.