Cornwall LivingIssue #80

An architectural masterclass

We hear about three stunning projects in Carbis Bay, Porthmeor and Mawnan Smith by Cornish architectural firm, RA Design.

Back in issue 76 we caught up with the team at Cornish architectural practice, RA Design, who told us all about Tom Russell’s new home. Business partners Tom and Chris Strike put their heads together to realise the vision Tom had for his family’s new home in Helston. Demolishing everything except for three of the outside and half the internal walls, within just 16 weeks they had transformed Tom’s family home from a slightly cramped three bedroom house into a spacious five bedroom property, with warm modern interiors and plenty of outdoor space for grown ups and kids alike to enjoy.

We have a lot to thank RA Design for as we have now completed our beautiful house and we love the design!”

Since then, Chris, Tom and the team have been busy, working on a number of highly aspirational properties around Cornwall and are, in the New Year, looking forward to some very exciting new projects.

One such project saw the team working on a stunning new dwelling in Carbis Bay. This particular site had three recorded mine shafts but, when development began, it was soon revealed that there were more than 20! Still under construction, this beautiful property is really beginning to take shape. When finished, it will provide four beautiful homes in total, each utilising natural materials to blend seamlessly with their surroundings. Their bright interiors are exceptionally well thought out, offering ample living space that feels both traditional and contemporary, with exposed beams and engineered flooring running throughout.

Due to start in the New Year, RA Design have also been busy working on the plans for a new build on Porthmeor beach. This home will offer the utmost in modern design, with feature windows flooding it with natural light and a floorplan optimising the available living space.

Another impressive project, this time in the rural surroundings of Mawnan Smith, saw a derelict barn converted into a beautiful family home. Sympathetic to the barn’s original features, with stunning exposed beams and hardwood flooring combining with modern fittings and state-of-the-art kitchen and bathrooms, Meudon Barn deftly balances the traditional and contemporary, allowing the owners the very best of both worlds.

Meudon Barn’s owners had this to say: “We found Chris very easy to get along with and he incorporated our ideas with his very well. He was very happy to work on a design-only basis with us managing our own build. He also attended two planning meetings and an appeal for us. We have a lot to thank RA Design for as we have now completed our beautiful house and we love the design!”

Able to consistently surpass even the highest of client expectations, if you’re looking to get the ball rolling on your dream home, why not give RA Design a call?

"We have a lot to thank RA Design for as we have now completed our beautiful house and we love the design!"