Incredible Cornish self build with open-corner sliding doors

Designed by Suzanne Brewer Architects with Lilly Lewarne and built by Davey Construction, this stunning home perched on the cliffs above the Cornish coast enjoys amazing views out to sea thanks to the large open-corner set of IDSystems’ sliding doors.

Built on a sloping site, the main living space in the house is on the upper floor, to make the most of the views out over the coastline towards St Michael’s Mount. With its ultra-slim 20mm sightlines theEDGE2.0 was the obvious choice of sliding door system, creating an almost seamless wall of glass that extends across the coast-facing elevation.

To create a real wow-factor and perfectly frame the views along the coast the south-western corner of the upper floor features an open-corner set of sliding doors, with the main set meeting a single panel door that slides back into a pocket to create a totally unobstructed view.

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Outside the open corner glass balustrades have been installed to create a Juliet balcony with the choice of a frameless design picked to minimise the impact on the view.

On the ground floor three sets of sliding doors were chosen for the bedrooms and studios which open out on to the patio and garden, whilst on the land-facing elevation two studios were included for the artist owners which benefit from the softer north light.

From the road the low-profile of the structure matches the roofline of neighbouring bungalows with the front door sat within a double height glass curtain wall was installed to maximise the amount of light that reaches the entrance hall.

The end result is a stylish contemporary home that is bright and inspiring. The views out have been maximised to the full extent whilst the open-plan interior is finished exquisitely.

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