Cefn Castell House – A Modern Cliffside Residence by Stephenson Studio in Wales
Perched on top of a Wales cliff near Criccieth, the Cefn Castell house, or officially known as House 1331 by the architects that designed it – Stephenson Studio, this spectacular modern residence overlooks Cardigan Bay. It replaced a run down cottage that was over four hundred years old.
The Cefn Castell home features a monumental natural stone wall as a backdrop feature. It is interesting to know that this wall was built from the remains of the old cottage.
There are three bedrooms scattered around the home in order to maximize the beautiful views of the bay. The glass composition certainly does help paint the beautiful landscapes that surround the home in all directions. There is also a small upper floor that contains one of the master bedrooms, but more importantly, it perches on top of the bottom floor like a guard tower.
The design of the home is inspired by the owner’s interest in abstract art, the linear patterns and block colors more precisely.
Cefn Castell is a new build contemporary family home on an isolated cliff top location overlooking Cardigan bay in Criccieth North Wales. It is a replacement for a dilapidated 400 year old former cottage that stood on the site. The new house is designed using solid, void and frame as new elements in glass and render, with the backdrop of a monumental natural stone wall constructed from the remains of the existing cottage which envelopes the new house. The plan maximises panoramic views from each room, and also links a series of inner spaces internal to external via the use of expansive sliding glazed screens.