5 design lessons from this cutting-edge cottage extension on the Cornish coast

granite cottage with glass extension and swimming pool
(Image credit: Nigel Rigden)

The Cornish coast is no stranger to trailblazing design, with traditional properties eagerly snapped up by those hoping to transform them into homes that fully embrace the dramatic and, at times, demanding landscapes that they were built on. 

The home of Sue and Paul Landreth, designed by Devon-based architect Stan Bolt, has certainly risen above and beyond this challenge when building an extension.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.