Les Courtes Falaises
A new five bedroom family house, designed to replace an existing building on a rural site in a conservation area on the island of Guernsey.
The house is conceived as a slightly over-scaled two-storey barn, with a steeply pitched roof and walls entirely clad in local granite tiles. The skin is punctured with carefully positioned frameless windows. Simple large openings are made at the south end of the site, giving long views over the sloping site towards the sea. At the north, smaller openings look onto a walled entrance courtyard.
The building is designed to be manufactured in large, off-site pre-fabricated SIP panels, delivered to site from the mainland, where build costs are considerably cheaper than on Guernsey.
Client: John & Catriona Stares