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Build cost £225,000 Size 300m² Location Cornwall Build time 27 months Simon and Debbie Palmer built a contemporary family home, despite a fire after 12 months on site — causing the works to go back to footings stage. The finished property has been clad in white render and cedar, and small portholes in the front door are testament to the property’s coastal location.
Build cost £263,000 Size 84m2 Location Cornwall Build Time Four months Andy and natasha Righelato have replaced a run-down 1960s bungalow on an elevated plot above a Cornish beach with a chalet-style retreat — making it the perfect family holiday home on the coast. The timber-clad property benefits from an upside-down living arrangement, with vaulted 4.5m-high ceilings in the open plan kitchen/dining/living area, and full-height glazing offering views of the beach below.
Build cost £1million Size 350m2 Location Cornwall Build time 11 months Colin Price and Sharon Toye demolished their 1960s seaside home to create a contemporary property which makes the most of the site’s dramatic coastal views through large expanses of glass. Clad in a simple palette of white render and topped with a slate roof, the house has been built in blockwork. It appears single storey from the more private front elevation, with the sloping site allowing for the home’s two-storey nature to be revealed at the rear.