Type: New Build

Location: St Just in Roseland, Cornwall

Status: Complete

Collaboration: Shepherd Contracting

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Reading the Plot

TRANSFORMING A TRICKY PLOT WITH A HOUSE THAT'S DESIGNED TO FIT. 

When Analisa and Will wanted to build a second property in the grounds of their inherited bungalow, they came to Marraum for advice. We immediately saw the possibilities of their site in St Just in Roseland, with its beautiful views out across the water.
 

THE BRIEF

We were tasked with designing a large, three bedroom property that would take advantage of the views and fit snugly into an awkward and steeply sloped plot. Ideally, the owners also wanted to sell the property prior to it being built.

  

THE INTERPRETATION

By digging down and adding retaining walls we were able to design a unique dwelling, with an open plan living and dining space at the top to take advantage of those views.
 
The property was cranked to enhance the views as well as retaining the privacy of neighbouring resident. And the height was aligned with the existing bungalow on the plot to ensure it was in keeping with the surrounding area.
 
Modelling the plans on our 3D Virtual Reality software allowed the owners to sell the house prior to construction work beginning because their buyer was able to physically walk around inside the as-yet-unbuilt property. We were able to show them round and demonstrate the amazing views by linking our software up to google earth, and then we did some minor design and finish tweaks for the purchaser before the build started in earnest.

 

THE OUTCOME

Entering at the top floor level you walk into the spacious and airy living, dining and office space. There’s one bedroom on this floor then it’s down to three more bedrooms, with doors opening out onto a decked and landscaped patio space. 

The master bedroom has its own dressing room and ensuite bathroom and there’s a family bathroom and laundry space submerged underground, too. Everything has been finished to a very high standard in what is truly stunning family home.