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Studland Bay
Private Client
Henley-on-Thames

Perched high up on the cliffs overlooking Poole Harbour sits ‘Faraway’, a 1960s ‘Chalet Bungalow’; a typical example of a holiday home from that period.

In order to create a more contemporary, relaxed family holiday home, we re-covered the old stone cladding using lime washed timber boarding as a device to produce a simple, clear identity which is reflective of beach life.

With Four Children the client wanted something really practical with plenty of indoor/outdoor living. To meet this requirement, we created some pre-weathered decking areas that, when combined with the folding sliding doors and the ‘shipswire’ balusters, bridge the gap between the house and the sloping site.

Inside we opened up the spaces, linking them using polished concrete and simple painted joinery in order to create a more logical arrival and circulation sequence within the dwelling. The result redefines the original 1960s aspiration of seaside living with a more pleasing and stylish solution.