The owners Alex Michaelis, an architect, and his partner susanna Bell, an art consultant. The couple have seven children between them: Zac, 18; Kit and olivia, both 16; orlando and ro, 14; samb [aka sebastian], nine; and raffe, seven, plus seal the Labrador.
The Property A contemporary house on the coast in Cornwall. There is an open-plan living area/kitchen-diner, utility room, children’s bunk room, snug, wet room and wc on the ground floor, plus an outdoor seating area. Upstairs there are three en-suite bedrooms.
The cool white curves associated with Alex’s urban designs find their spiritual home in this clifftop setting. ‘Whatever the weather app says, we usually get sunshine at some point in the day,’ says Susanna. ‘The bay seems to have its own microclimate.’