Kempthorne House is a double-fronted Grade II listed Georgian house in the waterside village of Flushing, Cornwall.
We were tasked with redesigning the rear courtyard garden which was a cluttered corridor of hotel staff accommodation and grey concrete slabs.
We designed a complete scheme, both internally and externally. This included a glazed sun room, a studio/workshop and geometric paving in bricks, stone and concrete. We also added a tripartite oak screen to divide the two new garden rooms.
The design was inspired by Rubens’s mannerist garden in Antwerp and the modernist courtyard at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford.
Listed building consent and planning permission were required for this project.