Owl's House

  • Location Lelant, St Ives
  • Client Private
  • Year 2018

This bespoke replacement family home on the edge of Porthkidney Beach in Lelant enjoys a discrete setting with triple aspect views towards St Uny Church and the dunes beyond.

The traditional roof form and extensive use of natural slate ensures the new house sits comfortably into the historic cornish context and coastal landscape, whilst the contemporary design and detailing provide sustainable and bright family home suitable for the necessities of modern living.

The design takes advantage of the South facing garden, with the living area spilling out onto a partly covered terrace defined by a mature olive tree and the landscape beyond.

The client worked with local suppliers and artisans to provide a unique and charactful interior, including a sustainably sourced walnut wood stairs produced by a local company in Hayle.

A careful balancing of the client's aspirations with the local planning constraints provided a sensitive response to the physical context of the area and a contemporary take on a courtyard cottage.

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Owl's House