Located on the Harbour wall of Mousehole, a stone's throw from St Clement’s island, the Grade II listed cottage is set over three tiny floors with each one measuring 16m2.
The existing cottage was overly compartmentalised and cramped, in addition to this the roof coverings had failed and were in need of replacement. Listed building consent was acquired to replace the scantle slate roof and timber dormer, in addition to introducing two rooflights on the rear roof plane which flood the top floor with light and create a triple height lightwell.
Internally, the layout is conceived as one continuous space linked by the lightwell and divided by timber screens and concealed doors. On the ground floor is the kitchen and dining area, from here an ash stair leads up to the bedroom and bathroom, from which there is another ash stair which leads to the living space on the top floor which hovers above the Atlantic Ocean like a ships cabin.