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Just over 10 years ago, Simon and Lucy Phillips invested in a beautiful but somewhat dilapidated property in a small village just outside Rhosneigr, Anglesey. The attractions of the 1920ís detached property were enhanced by the substantial plot of land it sat on, boasting amazing views of the Snowdonia mountain range and the surrounding coastline.
This is an eight page article. First published in April 2009
After lovingly restoring their 3 bedroomed house over a number of years, they embarked on a brave journey to build a new house on the eastern edge of their boundary, choosing a site nestling between the dry stone wall denoting the boundary of their plot and a group of fir trees. The design of the house was carried out by Simonís father and his practice, Michael Phillips Architects, coupled with advice throughout the project from energy expert, David Olivier. The design brief was to create an individual family home, sympathetically echoing the local vernacular in its choice of materials and taking full advantage of the south western views towards Snowdonia sweeping across the coastline.
The sharp angles and dramatic pitch of the roof, with its large eaves and purple hued slates, echo the drama of the distant mountains. The white render is typical of
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