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Stephens + Stephens Brings Miami-Chic to Cornwall

Cornish leading Luxury property developer, Stephens + Stephens, in collaboration with multi-award-winning interior design agency Absolute, is taking its signature Stephens + Stephens style to Cornwall’s forgotten corner with the creation of Southshore.

Stephens + Stephens is well-known for its team’s skills, vision and new-wave approach to creating luxury properties in awe-inspiring locations. Its latest development Southshore, which will feature a truly unique collection of 10 detached four-bedroom houses, is no different.

Just a short walk from the beach and with mesmerising views of the surrounding countryside, the homes – which will be finished in 2023 – are perfect for those seeking a more tranquil lifestyle which, despite lockdown restrictions being all-but gone, more people in the UK seem to be embracing. In fact, the number of people leaving cities has reached a four year high[1].

Helen Stephens, Creative Director of Stephens + Stephens and Absolute, comments: “Our team has genuinely loved creating our new collection of 10 Southshore properties in Seaton, and that shines through in every aspect – from the design to the finishing touches. We have drawn inspiration from both our immediate surroundings, as well as looking further afield and embracing elements such as the art-deco chic of Miami’s stunning coastal properties. In addition to, of course, bringing it all into the 21st century and ensuring the luxury people have come to expect from a Stephens + Stephens property is woven throughout.”


Southshore – Miami-beach style with added refined glamour

The 10 Southshore homes will feel as though they have been carved into the hillsides themselves, connected by a sloping, curved driveway. Striking square, clean lined architecture gives the buildings a second phase art deco feel known as the streamline modern.

Crafted using a modern, sustainable timer frame method, the properties will feature the best-quality insulation within the walls and roofs. The external cladding will be a mixture of aesthetic timber from accredited sustainable forests, and traditional natural stone in order to allow the houses to blend in seamlessly with the biodiverse surroundings.

The vast floor to ceiling windows will allow occupants to take full advantage of the breathtaking views, as well as enabling natural light to stream into the vast, open plan living spaces. All will be aluminum double glazed, offering low u values. What’s more, each of the houses will incorporate green sedum roofs which come with their own biodiversity benefits, including capturing airborne pollutants and CO2, as well as acting as an additional layer of insulation for the home.

Each Southshore house will have a unique gargantuan balcony to offer, what feels like, endless space for alfresco socialising, as well as the best seat in the house to view those famous south coast sunrises.

Inside, each property will have a carefully designed interior scheme, featuring a palette of clean neutral shades. The deliberate décor will intertwine modern coastal abode with countryside chic. Soft down lighting adds a soft glow throughout, while the minimal, light and bright base is perfect for new owners incorporate their own personal style.


Environmental Credentials

The Stephens + Stephens team have looked at every element of the Southshore properties and endeavored to ensure they are not only the most efficient systems for the new owners, but that they have the least environmental impact too.

·        The heating system, the Mitsubishi Ecodan Full Coastal Units, is the industry leader in low carbon heating

·        Underfloor heating run by air sourced heat pump units ensure a low carbon footprint and low maintenance operation

·        Internally the appliances will all be low rating electrical, and the houses fully controlled using a Smart system for economy and efficiency

Surrounding the properties will be trees and scrubs, including traditional Cornish hedge, as well as wildflower meadow planting which will consist of a conservation seed mix for coastal habitats, containing 26 UK native wildflowers and 9 grasses. Even the ornamental planting has been designed with the wildlife in mind – including fruits and flowers.

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