Type: New Build Residential
No.5 Gwithian Towans is a new home that replaces an existing 1950s blockwork bungalow. By today’s standards, it was wasteful of energy, uncomfortable, poorly arranged and regularly succumbed to wind-driven rain on this exposed site. The new house, also a modest 3 bedrooms, replaces the original structure.
This is a locally significant, highly visible and environmentally sensitive site. It lies adjacent to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific Interest. All new buildings on The Towans are scrutinised against a detailed and stringent Design Guide, now embedded within the Gwithian and Gwinear Neighbourhood Plan.
The house subtly embraces the dune and seaward views without compromising occupant privacy or imposing itself upon neighbours (and passers-by). It is modest in scale and simple in form, but finely detailed. Materials have been chosen for longevity in a marine environment.