Carteret House

Godel Architects were approached by the developer-client to  develop an existing house, which was looking tired and dated, to transform it into a crisp and contemporary home.  The site is located on Jersey’s North-East coast  and offers spectacular views of the sea to the Ecrehous and beyond to Carteret in France.

The 5 bedroomed home was originally a chalet-style house, where multiple roof hips cut away much of the space on the top floor.  To fulfil the client’s brief, the interior was partially remodelled to create beautiful, spacious bedroom suites on the top floor, and the roof was replaced with a crisply detailed, contemporary zinc roof, which is designed to link into the balconies on the upper floor.  This scheme required careful consideration regarding which part of the house was to be removed, and what was deemed valuable enough to be kept.  The challenge was to bring the overall design together so that both the original and new parts of the building appear homogenous and whole.  This was achieved with the intelligent use of a number of various architectural devices, including a simple palette of materials.

Additionally to the refurbishment of the house, a new ancillary block was designed and constructed, housing a 6 car garage and a self-contained 2 bedroomed guest apartment, boasting a contemporary, bespoke timber stair and equally stunning views out to sea.

Externally, new landscaping was designed to complement the house and to flow through from the parking area to front door, to the terraces and outdoor entertaining spaces, making this an extremely attractive and exciting home.

The project was completed in 2019