double height window to hall/dining room creates
focal point to this Arts
and Crafts Dwelling
It was a holiday in Spain that inspired our clients to build a house on a hill. Looking at the hundreds of whitewashed villas perched on the side of the cliffs overlooking the sea it caused the couple to think that a similar venture was perfectly possible for them.
They were quite happy with modern houses, having lived in them for several years, but they were determined to build character into their new home. They told us, "Our main aim was to create something traditional but at the same time take advantage of some more modern and simple lines."
As many natural materials were used as possible, including cobbles, Welsh slate, handmade roof tiles, limestone and timber flooring. We emphasised the change in level in the house by extending the windows from the basement to the ground floor, and rather than detract from this view with an elaborate staircase, the stairs have been neatly concealed in a passageway to the left of the dining room.
This house majors more on taste and style, than glamour. As you walk around it each corner provides you with an interesting and surprising perspective.