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Ocean-view HOME

Adam Laskey and Daisy Sawle embraced the unique quirks of a sea-view property in Falmouth to create the perfect home for their young family
PHOTOS HUGH HASTINGS

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NAMES Adam Laskey & Daisy Sawle

OCCUPATIONS Owners & directors of an architectural practice

LOCATION Cornwall

TYPE OF PROJECT Renovation & extension

STYLE Victorian

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Stone & block

PROJECT ROUTE Homeowner (an architectural technician) designed & project managed the scheme, hired a builder for construction work

PROPERTY COST £300,000

BOUGHT 2016

HOUSE SIZE 110m²

PROJECT COST £43,000

PROJECT COST PER M2 £391

TOTAL COST £343,000

BUILDING WORK COMMENCED July 2016

BUILDING WORK TOOK 12 weeks

CURRENT VALUE £400,000

As the owners and directors of an architectural practice in Falmouth, Cornwall, the highs and lows of a home renovation scheme are familiar to Adam Laskey and Daisy Sawle. In the summer of 2015, with the couple’s first baby on the way, they decided the time was right to switch to a larger property to accommodate their growing family. they also wanted to find an abode that was closer to the office, in order to be able to cut down on their daily commuting time.

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