Beach-houses, Cornwall

Located at the head of one of Cornwall’s most iconic beaches, this development of 17 holiday homes was conceived in the spirit of the beach-houses nestled among the dunes here, that together form one of Europe’s most unique hamlets.

Landscaping is central to a successful design, and was used to bring the sense of dune-landscape and Cornish field into the site. The houses are integrated into the landscape to reduce their visual impact and make use of the site’s natural contours to provide privacy. 

The houses are designed in six different types from 96 to 134 square-metres and are single storey, with the larger types also providing further accomodation in a mezzanine level. The buildings are constructed from and clad in wood, lessening their environmental impact and allowing their appearance to gradually soften as the timber weathers to its natural silver shade.

Client: Three Mile Beach Ltd.
Project Type: Housing / hospitality
Location: Gwithian, Cornwall
Status: Complete

Project implemented with BGS Architects.

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