CHARTERED ARCHITECTS
FRANCIS JOHNSON AND PARTNERS

New Country Houses

Cornwall

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This house occupies a commanding site previously occupied by a house that was partly destroyed by wartime bombing.

With its painted stucco façades and subtle use of classical motifs, the house has the character of Regency maritime architecture. The capitals of the pilasters to the entrance front take the form of scallop shells. On the sea facing side, a large bow and two broad Wyatt windows take advantage of the magnificent view. Inside there is a double height staircase hall.

The house is built of natural materials to a high environmental and ecological specification. The walls are of brick with a lime based mortar; though the house is well insulated care has been taken to allow the structure to “breathe” and avoid condensation. The plinth and window cills are of DeLank granite. No ring mains/steels were installed in the house to avoid the induction of electro magnetic fields.