Church Hill

Planning permission was granted in January 2024 ‘Summer Salt’, a detached dwelling built into the hillside at the very top of Church Hill in Port Isaac, overlooking the truly picturesque village and the small harbor below.

The client’s brief was challenging in terms of the amount of accommodation to be incorporated into a tight site, but also to embrace the character of Port Isaac and Georgian architecture over three floors. Meeting the requirement to harmonies with the unique local character has been achieved by locating the dwelling predominantly in the current footprint and building on a rich understanding of the opportunities to enhance the site within the Conservation Area.

The proposed development involves the demolition of the existing dwelling which was built in 1907 with a roof extension in 1971 which added further bedrooms and a bathroom. The construction of new dwelling incorporates off-street parking for two vehicles and provision of additional amenity space and staircase above the parking area, and rear terrace. The higher garden connected by external staircases from the house, affords spectacular view towards the sea. The designer took great care and researched the architecture of the village with a predominance of ‘Georgian’ style vernacular proportion and materiality. The elevation fronting the street is a true symmetrical Georgian villa with a combination of low-level white render, high level hung slate and three classic dormers in a slate roof.

The ground floor is largely open plan living with kitchen and dining area, a utility room and WC, and a plant room to the rear. At first floor, there would be three bedrooms, two of which would benefit from ensuites, and a shared bathroom. Finally, at second floor level would be the master bedroom, ensuite and dressing room with access onto the rear terrace and out to the garden.

Construction is planned to start in Autumn 2024

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