24 Eastcliff

A replacement dwelling.

The constraints of a narrow plot resulted in a design that encompasses multiple built forms; 2 storey to the front with ensuite guest bedrooms and utility functions to the ground floor, a single storey sunken ‘snug’ with adjacent courtyard stepping back up to a single storey vaulted master suite with garden beyond. A dramatic steel, glass and ash stair rises up from a microcement plinth to the vaulted first floor space with a kitchen and separate pantry with views over the firelds to the rear and across the dining and living areas to the sea views beyond. A front terrace which cantilevers over the ground floor provides an external seating area to the first floor. Early on in the construction period the owners had the opportunity to purchase the adjacent vacant plot (see 23 East Cliff project) some of which was latterly appropriated by number 24 as a driveway and additional garden area. The warm tones of the linear clay bricks that appear externally to the ground floor and internally as feature walls run through the interior scheme, as well as natural Larch + Ash timbers, oak veneer and birch plywood.

Project detail

Complete: 2022 The project is featured in the October 2023 issue of Grand Designs Magazine and was runner up in the South West BBC One Wales Home of the Year 2023 (Episode 5)

Materials: Linear Clay bricks, sawn larch cladding, Colourcoat Urban standing seam, large format porcelain tiles, wide plank flooring by Reeve Wood, Microcement stair plinth by CAB surfaces. Artwork to the snug by Helen Belton. The kitchen was designed by Raum and supplied by Naked Kitchens

Main contractor: Newton Barnes

Structural Engineer: kPa Consulting Engineers