St Pol de Léon View

  • Location Paul Village, Cornwall
  • Client Rosemullion Homes
  • Year 2003

St Pol de Leon View was designed by Poynton Bradbury Architects for Rosemullion Homes with a brief to draw on the rich tradition of local features and materials so that the development would blend with and echo the atmosphere of Paul village. The development comprised of six new houses in local stone and granite, the restoration of an old farmhouse and the conversion of an old milking parlour into an attractive small home.

The construction work was carried out using local materials and labour. The rugged nature of west Cornwall is emphasised at St Pol de Leon View by sturdy sinuous boundary walls in stone and granite . An unusual feature of the project was the use of stone and slate round house garaging, incorporating lych-gates, giving private access to the dwellings tucked in behind.

The high level of craftsmanship on the project came in for praise from the RIBA Cornwall Architecture Awards judging panel. This was reflected in the site manager David Bawden winning an NHBC quality award for his work at St Pol de Leon View.

Natural materials, particularly local stone, were well suited to the organic forms and layout of the project. The architecture blends seamlessly with the award winning landscape, designed in collaboration with John Moreland, Landscape Architect and Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers.

St Pol de Leon
  • New Homes Garden Award 2006 Main Award
  • Rosemullion Homes 2006 Best Landscaped Rural Development
  • Cornish Buildings Group Awards 2004 Gold Award
  • CPRE & RIBA Cornwall Architecture Awards 2004 Domestic Building, New Work - Highly Commended