Client: Mike and Gwen
Set on the brow of a hill over looking Gillan Cove in the Cornwall AONB this new house has been carefully designed to sensitively respond to the local landscape and architectural setting.
The design takes its cues from locally distinctive characteristics of the Cornish vernacular; to the north where the building faces towards the creek and wider landscape it adopts the character of a formal stone built house similar to those that line the banks of the Helford Ria.
While to the south the building is arranged as a more intimate collection of smaller buildings around a courtyard reminiscent of many of the scattered farmsteads in the area.
The house has been designed with high levels of insulation and air-tightness, complemented by an on-site solar PV array to assist with power, heating and hot water, plus a rainwater harvesting scheme to minimise mains water usage.