House Plans: Stunning Luxury Retreat by the Sea

Articles by Build It magazine
by Build It
14th April 2018

Mark and Jane were keen to create a stylish, high-end vacation home that would blend into the rugged Cornish coastline. While the build process proved tricky and was plagued by construction errors and access difficulties, they couldn’t be happier with the finished project.

Christened Fallen Angel, the self-build is nestled within the slope of the hill – and is only accessible on foot. The front door, which is located on the upper level of the property, leads to an open-plan kitchen, with a dining and living area beyond.

Fact file: Stylish holiday home on the coast
  • NamesMark & Jane Caterer
  • LocationCornwall
  • Type of projectSelf-build (plus renovation of granite studio)
  • Construction methodTimber frame
  • House size92m2
  • Project cost£403,000

While the decor is largely neutral, touches of colour have been added to give the modern spaces an inviting, tactile feel.

Slimline glazed sliding doors open out onto a decked outdoor zone that benefits from panoramic views over the harbour and out to sea.

Outside, a lot of care has been taken with the landscaping, with traditional dry stone walls, sub-tropical planting and a bespoke commissioned sculpture.

Ground floor:

Ground floor house plans

First floor:

First floor house plans

Self-build house plans re-created using Build It 3D Home Design Software

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