The client brief was to design a unique luxury property inspired by a ‘bird hide’ concept, nestled within the wild gardens of a Listed thatch cottage.
The Hide establishes its language, scale and footprint from a dilapidated outbuilding, originally located within the site. Its form is simple and uncluttered and it displays earthy, rustic materials including silvering wood shingles and aged concrete render which will weather over time and help the building blend into its rural setting.
Window openings are again simple in form, and like the character of a bird hide blurs boundaries between the indoor/ outdoors to encourage observation of wildlife at close quarters. A series of small peep hole windows are designed to replicate the patina of dappled sunlight gleaming through trees and two large angled suspended windows provide an abundance of daylight within the property by day, and the delight of stargazing at night.
Jess Clark and Sarah Stanley at Unique Home Stays designed the proposal and Studio Arc draw the plans for initial planning and prepared detailed design for the build with the internal fit out by the client.
The Hide, Callestick, Perranporth, Cornwall
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Unique Home Stays – The Hide, Callestick, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK
Studio Arc – The Hide