No. 42 replaced an existing two storey house that was looking tired and dated amongst the more recently constructed contemporary flats and houses.
The site benefits from excellent sea views sweeping round form the Isle of Wight to the Purbeck Hills. To take advantage the floor plan is of an 'upside down' house with living room and a kitchen on the first floor, master bedroom on the top floor with a second recessed private balcony and bedrooms on the ground floor.
The property was constructed on a speculative basis and sold to a private purchaser as their primary residence. A creative engineering solution was found for support of the cantilevered first floor balcony so that no intrusive posts area required to obstruct the views.
Although approved at planning, a subsequent application for the wrap around corner glazing at first floor was the subject of a successful appeal.