CFD Architects - working in Cornwall and Devon


S-Sunnyside, Downderry - Exterior 6

Replacement family home for tired bungalow with great views out to sea.

Project Highlights    
Main Contractor: 
DCL Builders (more)
Contract Sum: 

Our Responsibilities: 
Architect/Contract Administrator

Sustainability Credentials:
Ground Source Heat Pump
Hemcrete insulation

Energy Efficiency Rating: (more)
New House: C (71)

Contract Period: 
9 months

General Construction:
Hemcrete and timber frame

Environmental Impact (CO2) rating:(more)
New House: C (73)

Sunnyside, Downderry, south-east Cornwall

The old Sunnyside bungalow was built in the early 1900s and had reached a stage where economic refurbishment was no longer an option. Out clients wished to replace the present building with a new energy efficient home that would take advantage of its special location. It is to include an annexe.

The existing garage remained.  The house was arranged to make best use of the views with a terrace to the front. The master bedroom suite and living space are on the top floor relating to the rear garden. The principal floor will relate to the front garden and communicate with the annexe which is to comprise a living space with a bedroom and ensuite wet room. There is to be one other bedroom and a study which may double as a fourth bedroom and these will share a bathroom and toilet.

Completed in 2014.

Sunnyside was shortlisted as a finalist at the LABC Building Awards 2015.

Awards LABC Sunnyisde, Downderry - Catchfrench Design Architects


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