At its simplest it is a garden shed, a place to stay and a place to sit under the trees and enjoy the sound and smell of the sea in front of a fire. This program is enlivened by the folly’s self-conscious reference to the informal corrugated iron shacks of the country’s early miners and gold prospectors.
The Corten steel exterior encloses a single room and a porch lined in rough sawn boarding, suggesting a modest simplicity. Yet all is not as it seems; concealed doors give onto a small kitchen and bathroom, a bed folds out into a carefully defined room, as well considered and appointed as the big house across the lawn.
Cheshire Architects Stephen Rendell with Pip Cheshire
Interior Design Lucas Design Associates
Landscape Urbanite Damian Wendelborn
Construction Clifftop Services Ltd
Photographer Thomas Seear-Budd