"ultimate marine residence"

A house with a view.


Our client has described our designs as creating the 'ultimate marine residence' !

We have been very inspired by the use of a varying palette of materials including copper cladding timber louvres that will create a unique and complimentary contrast to the white rendering seen elsewhere in the coastal locality.

The proposal involves the enlargement of the existing dwelling including extensions at first and second floor to create a contemporary and spacious living environment with panoramic views of Poole harbour. The approach to design that was taken was to the look at the dwelling holistically to avoid any disjointed additions.

The design of the resulting dwelling - to appear on stilts - takes reference from the 'International Style' made famous by Le Corbusier in the 1920s. This developed several principles of modernism-columns (or piloti), free position windows and a free form roof plan, which steps back from the hierarchy of the main building, reducing the mass, while providing visual interest.

ECA architects developed the designs with the Borough of Poole through pre-application discussions. ECA planners and architects prepared the Design and Access statement and project managed the planning application to a successful conclusion.