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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.’

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