Architecture & Design

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The brief for this project was to remove a small and dilapidated 1930’s bungalow from a beautiful site along the Helford River and replace it with a contemporary family home. Using the natural features of the site and incredible views, the design developed to provide a clean, modern design, incorporating echoes of Art Deco styling with modern detailing to create this six-bedroomed property.

Utilising the natural slope of the site, an undercroft was created providing three bedrooms, games and plant room, in traditional masonry structure, faced with locally sourced stone. The upper floors are of timber frame and block render construction with living areas, utility and double garage at ground floor with bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor organised around a central hall and staircase.

The view of the property as you approach from the driveway is a traditional two storey house which then opens out to the back with balconies and BBQ areas over a landscaped lawn, patio, secluded private boat mooring and slipway, making the most of those stunning riverside vistas.

Heating is provided via underfloor heating on all floors, linked to three ground source boreholes with solar thermal panels providing hot water top up. The house also benefits from an integrated audio-visual installation providing connectivity throughout the whole house.

Architectural Services Provided:
• Design concepts and feasibility studies
• Preparation and submission of Planning Application and obtaining permission
• Construction drawings
• Design team co-ordination (Structural Engineer)
• Preparation & submission of Building Regulations Application & obtaining approval
• Tendering and cost review
• Site supervision / inspection
(RIBA services A to L inclusive)

This project was designed by Mike Hockaday and Matthew Wills together with Clive Malim through Clive Malim Architects before Clive’s sad passing in 2013.