Existing terrace of four single storey traditional cottage style beach houses used as holiday homes located approximately 50m from the beach.

Ian Black Architect was commissioned to design  a three stage development  that would consist of  the renovation of the end of terrace cottage (Phase 1), the extension  of the end of terrace cottage (Phase 2), and finally a new  detached  cottage (Phase 3).

The conceptual design was based around creating a new courtyard development that would enhance the existing linear terraced cottage arrangement.

The proposed new buildings are shallow dual aspect plan form to match existing cottage width, with height to match existing ridge line. Simple forms are used to complement the existing without being a pastiche addition.

Materials used are low or zero maintenance that can withstand a harsh seaside environment. Zinc was proposed for roofing & cladding, combined with triple glazed colour matched aluclad windows & sliding screens. Paving is granite.

Internal spatial arrangements allow for flexibility of use to maximize restricted space.

Each building has a kitchenette, Shower room, living / dining space & one double bedroom, in addition, Bunk house design is used in the renovation & mezzanine sleeping lofts are created in the roof space of the new buildings.

The courtyard arrangement allows flexibility of use as each building could be occupied by different groups or families or by one large extended family.