Location: Cornwall, UK Status: Full Planning permission Scale: 1 Ha site; 5-bedroom house
Constraints: AONB, Borders Conservation Area
Seapoint is a beautiful home on the Cornish coast. Located within a highly sensitive context - an AONB and bordering a conservation area, this house has been evolved from a number of local reference points - the Art Deco/modernist architecture popular along the Cornish coast, sea waves, stone walls and coastal structures, plus the humble British seaside windbreak.
Elevational the dwelling is visually split in two elements. The section of the house nearest Battery terrace is more conventional orthogonal form that unwraps to become a stronger sweeping elevation to seaward side. The sense of ‘terracing’ is extended into the landscape with low dwarf walls of flint stone edging the driveway that cascade into the garden to provide sheltered seating areas.
Baca worked closely with the Parish Council and Design Review Panels to evolve a design that is carefully tailored and appropriately exquisite for this magnificent site.