design et al are pleased to announce the successful shortlist for Camellia Interiors, this time for the Beach House Award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2015.
This three storey private family holiday home was built in the mid 1960s. It is situated next to, and almost built in to, a cliff face above the beach. The client’s vision was a family holiday home for very large groups of friends and family to stay, as well as hosting large parties. Internally, the clients requested the scheme to reflect the very blue sea and golden sands of the immediate environment – making the fusion of indoor and outdoor elemental to the design. Maximising the amazing sea views and reconfiguring the layout to maximise the use, flow and sociability of the private property to entertain and enjoy large family group holidays.
The walls of glass facing the seafront act as a sun trap for the entireproperty – allowing for the clients to soak in the sea views. With the entire property facing the direction of the sea, the team had to consider all decisions with this in mind. The layout needed to flow, whilst still all facing in one direction and the three tiers of the property needed to follow the ‘right’ journey for the clients. With the brief in mind, the team therefore positioned the main rooms for hosting; including the kitchen, library/living area and games room on the centre floor in the heart of the home with all utilities placed to make the most of the seafront.
The interesting architecture of the property meant the team had to install bespoke furniture and storage solutions. Overall, Camellia Interiors fulfilled the clients’ needs and wants of having a fun holiday home with a suitable scheme that reflecting its immediate surroundings.