“Our brief to Ian seemed almost impossible to achieve. We wanted an asian ascetic that had a modern Californian feel that fitted into a Cornish landscape. A house that flowed with no hard edges, had a feeling of space but the space was usable and didn't feel cold. A house that was exciting to be in and that a family could grow into. Incredibly, we feel Ian has achieved this with a lightness of touch that is quite remarkable.“


This contemporary family home needed to be sustainable and self sufficient whilst also making the most of the site and its beautiful woodland surroundings.


The design of this family home is contemporary but also respects the vernacular materials and heritage whilst enabling inside/outside spaces to bring the outside in.


  • 4 Bedrooms all ensuite
  • Open plan living, kitchen and dining area
  • Sunken TV area


The building has been designed to work with the landscape and incorporates a number of changes in level. The stunning master bedroom suite with private balcony provides views over the surrounding valley and makes the most of the morning and evening sunshine.

  • No immediate neighbours gives privacy to the family
  • All rooms benefit from views of the woodland
  • Private lake


As a specialist in sustainable architecture our buildings feature high quality design and materials to future proof our clients homes.

  • High levels of airtightness
  • Bio diverse green roof
  • Mechanical ventilation heat recovery system
  • Triple glazing