Built into a hillside, this five-bedroom, white stucco house has a great vantage point from which to view the North Cornish coast and its surrounding countryside. The front looks over the surfing hotspot of Polzeath Beach, Pentire Head, and the Atlantic Ocean, while the rear faces gently rolling green fields and hills.
Maximizing the space for glazing, the windows on the first floor follow the shape of the pitched roof, which features a number of skylights. The front facade features a double-height window. A floating mezzanine divides the two floors horizontally, but blends into the space, making it look like a single, soaring room.
With its clean lines, cube-like form, and recessed shapes, the residence is reminiscent of Art Deco architecture in Miami, while its interior has rustic stone detailing, a cool color palette, and natural woods, which fit in with the Cornish vernacular.
Polzeath Beach is known for its beautiful sunsets, and these are best viewed from the mezzanine living room—a cozy space enclosed by wood-clad half walls featuring a fireplace and skylight that lets in views of the sky and the stars at night.
Built by Michael Tarring Architects for a developer this year, the 4,273-square-foot seaside house is now on the market for $3,441,450 with John Bray and Partners.
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