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S-Penrich - Exterior 1 - Catchfrench Design Architects in Constantine Bay

A 4 bedroom family home, with the accommodation flipped to take advantage of the sea views.  The first floor open plan living space has large glazed areas and opens up to the front balcony and rear garden, and raised rear garden. 

Project Highlights    
Main Contractor:
A D Williams (more)
Contract Sum: 

Our Responsibilities: 
Architect/Contract Administrator

Sustainability Credentials:
Air Source Heat Pump

Energy Efficiency Rating: (more)
C rated

Contract Period: 
10 months

General Construction:
Cavity Block and Steel Frame

Environmental Impact (CO2) rating:(more)
C rated



The property lies on the Beach Road at Constantine Bay and forms a part of the wholly residential development which has taken place in the latter part of the last Century. The previous bungalow, whilst built in the 1980s to a design very prevalent in North Cornwall in the 1970s, was one of a pair constructed amongst an area of two storey buildings, some with a loft storey above.

The purpose of the development of the property was to replace the rather dull and inadequate accommodation with a residence that suits the modern lifestyle of the client and takes advantage of the sea views that were not available to the previous bungalow. The materials used reflect the local vernacular of white painted rendered walls under a slate roof but with a contemporary mix of glass and cedar boarding to add distinction.

The ground floor accommodation comprises the entrance hall and stair, utility and wet room which have a separate entrance and access to the rear garden, the master bedroom suite, guest bedroom suite, two family bedrooms, bathroom, and den. The first floor is open plan under the roof with substantial glazed screens giving superb sea views and a bridge access to the private rear decked garden space.


 Client's Representative  Andrew Clark
 Engineer  Derek Gray & Associates
 Party wall surveyor  Vickery Holman Property Consultants
Completed in 2011.

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