South Coast House
The site is situated within the Parish of St Peter, and has far-reaching views over St Aubin’s Bay. The client approached Godel Architects with a view to remodel and extend the house to create a family home equipped to meet modern day needs, whilst making the most of the site and its existing structures.
The original house was built in 1934 to an Arthur B Grayson design, but over the years had been substantially altered and extended in a sporadic and irregular fashion. Godel Architects rationalized the main elevations, forming ordered and balanced façades, by re-working the openings and ornamental stucco decoration, and remodeled the chimneys for symmetry. The external materials were brought back to a traditional palette of rendered walls and slate roofs.
The internal spaces were reordered to create a house that flows well and operates in the way the clients want to live. This included the creation of physical and visual connections between indoors and outdoors, with new openings, terraces and balconies from which to enjoy the stunning views. Other existing amenities were also refurbished, such as the the swimming pool building and the guest wing, as well as substantial exterior landscaping works, to set the house in equivalently stunning gardens.
The result is a fine, formal home, which has a presence of permanence and gravitas, on its beautiful grounds, overlooking the bay below.
The remodeling was completed in 2017.