||Snuggly fitted into its elevated position ‘The Nest’ at Maenporth is a contemporary spacious 4 bedroom dwelling, replacing a former substandard 1930s timber frame bungalow. Benefiting from breath taking views over the beach and surrounding bay.It incorporates a large living room with feature natural stone fireplace; a modern kitchen and open plan dining area with a grand galleried landing above creating a spacious and light entrance feature and dining area; a large utility keeps the main living kitchen dining area tidy and free from every day clutter, the master bedroom has a Velux feature balcony rooflight and gable balcony giving extensive views of the surrounding area.
Attention to detail was paramount in the design of this dwelling from the high quality and levels of insulation and building services installed in the building through to selection of materials, the design and proportions of gable features and balconies down to the more subtle features such as the circular timber chimney, the curving stone wall as you approach the dwelling, the glazed veranda above the front door and the exposed Douglas fir gallows bracketed feature terrace to the rear of the building, supplied by Perkins and Perry. All of these feature and many more give this dwelling a truly unique feel, yet retain a modest and natural feel that allows the building to fit in with its local surroundings.
The well-established relationship between Charles Green Design, Nova Construction, Capture Energy, Steve Lieske (Structural Engineer) and Perkins and Perry (main structural frame), led to an efficient and successful build. An on going dialog between all parties allowed the project to move on smoothly and efficiently. A good understanding of quality construction from Nova and detailed design from Charles Green Design with the confidence from both parties to find the best solutions as the design and build evolved resulted in a very high quality final product. A good example of this would be the stone chimney stack , because of its proportions and bespoke nature it required a high level of craftsmanship on site and an on going technical input from the design team, ensuring good details and regulation compliance was attained but also a natural rustic yet stylish finish was achieved.
In our opinion The Nest is a good example of a stylish modern build taking advantage of the latest technologies, energy conservation and conscious design, whilst retaining the style and character of traditional local vernacular.
The Nest was nominated for best local vernacular architecture award in the LABC building excellence awards by Cornwall Building Control in 2010.