North Coast House
The site is dramatically perched at the top of the escarpment above Wolf’s Caves, within the Coastal National Park, securing incredible views across the cliffs towards the other Channel Islands and the coast of France.
The site posed many challenges due to Planning Policy restrictions. Godel Architects were appointed to demolish the existing buildings on the site and to design and deliver a substantial house and associated amenities (including a guest cottage). The Minister had advised in a previous application re-consideration, that only where “exceptional” architecture could be demonstrated, would a development be supported. The design was thoughtfully developed by Godel Architects with regard to not only the house but the landscape too, and planning approval was achieved in 2015.
The house designed and delivered by Godel Architects is a formal and ornate 19th Century-style home of the highest design calibre. Internally, the detail and scale of both form and ornament follows through from the exterior, with a combination of intersecting styles and functions to the spaces. The house is designed to take in natural light and to show-case the stunning views throughout, and it provides a mixture of luxurious entertaining spaces and beautifully detailed, intimate bedrooms and suites. Bespoke details and ornamental fixtures were designed to create a truly charming and unique home for the clients.
The house and extensive external works were completed in 2019