Sitting on the banks of the Fal Estuary, the site faces west with views south towards the sea. Immediately below the site lies the Grade II listed house ‘Creek Vean’ designed by Norman Foster and Richard Rogers, then practicing as ‘Team 4’. Built in 1966 it is perhaps the finest house built in the 1960s in England. The presence of such an important modernist house immediately below the site sets a very high standard indeed. The design takes a cue from Creek Vean in splitting the house into two distinct elements – a bedroom/study wing that sits along the contours, and a living wing that runs against the slope. A bridge provides access into glazed hallway between these two forms. The living room wing projects out into the site in a dramatic cantilever above the dropping site - so that the living room gains fabulous views out across the estuary.