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Plans unveiled for £2.75m 'dream house' renovation in Cornwall

Plans unveiled for £2.75m 'dream house' renovation in Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 9:43am 21st July 2020.

Written by Richard Whitehouse, Local Democracy Reporter. Photos: Marraum

Plans have been unveiled for the renovation of a £2.75 million waterfront property which has been described as a “dream house”.

Clay Point in Trefusis Road, Flushing, was last on the market in 2018 when it was valued at £2.75m.

Built in 1901 the Edwardian six-bedroom house has its own foreshore and access to a beach.

Now a planning application has been submitted to Cornwall Council to make major changes to the property which would extend it.

In a design and access statement submitted by architects Marraum it is explained that the owner of the property is “a patron to historic architecture”.

It adds: “With a passion for old buildings along with sustainability, the project looks to lift the existing house into the 21st century through repairing and renovating the existing whilst holding onto the charm of the property.

“In light of the headlines of which Heritage England has made regarding adapting and reuse – there’s no place like old home; reuse and recycle to reduce carbon – it is wonderful to see clients who wish to uphold a traditional style of dwelling while looking at how a whole house renovation can cut its carbon foot print.”

The statement continues: “The driving force behind the proposals represented by this planning application, was to allow extension and improvements to an existing building without losing the inherent style and character of the existing building. An understanding of the historic style – predominantly Edwardian with latter additions – has been key to manage the proposals.”

Clay Point, Flushing
Existing view of conservatory at Clay Point, Flushing

Under the plans an existing sail loft would be converted into an annexe which would only be used in connection with the main building but could be used by a carer in future if required by the property owners.

The annexe would have a bathroom and bedroom while the top floor would provide living accommodation with an existing garage converted into a kitchenette and storage.

A number of changes are also planned for the main building including an extension to create a bootroom, ground floor shower room and utility.

The conservatory will be replaced with a new conservatory with orangery which would link through to an existing artist studio.

Another increase on the west side of the property will allow for a study and cloakroom.

There are also plans for a lift to be installed which would provide access to all levels of the property and future proof access.

On the first floor of the property there are plans for a replacement balcony and a flat roof/terrace.

Clay Point, Flushing
Proposed view of conservatory/orangery and annexe at Clay Point, Flushing

The second floor will see a new balcony as well as a new dormer to a newly-formed bedroom with Juliet balcony. There is also a flat roof extension to house lift workings and ensuite.

In addition there are plans for a two-storey garage/store – the top floor would have space for two vehicles while the ground floor would be for storage of garden machinery along with a plant room for a renewable energy system.

The design and access statement concludes: “The design looks to take into ground the building in a rational based on historic design but adapting to allow for a modern vision. An awareness of the buildings presence in the wider landscape has driven the design.

“The proposal improves the balance and external appearance of the building, improves vehicular and disabled access; and provides accommodation for the future use by carers and members of the family.”

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