This site, at Penpol, near Feock, originally held a small, two-bedroomed 1930s bungalow. This site, at Penpol, near Feock, originally held a small, two-bedroomed 1930s bungalow. The plot was big enough to accommodate a much larger house, but local planning policy capped the permitted volume.
As the site lies outside the village boundary, we needed to justify the scale of the proposed build. We argued that the benefits of redeveloping the site, coupled with the design features, far outweighed any technical conflict with local planning rules, and permission was subsequently granted.
We designed a one-and-a-half storey traditional building with modestly-proportioned dormers and contemporary glazing, including wraparound corner kitchen windows. The combination of horizontal cedar cladding, white render walls, and natural slate roofing and window sills complemented the site’s woodland setting. Our landscape architects also made a special feature of the stream running through the gardens and replaced a dated timber bridge with a stone one.