A new residence on Cliff Road
The Fitzroy is a new collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments with panoramic views of Falmouth Bay and Pendennis Castle. Award-winning architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris have designed the five-storey building as a modern interpretation of the grand apartments and hotels, such as The Falmouth and The Royal Duchy, which line Falmouth's seafront.
The grounds have been inspired by Falmouth's 19th-century tradition of collecting tropical plants brought back from overseas expeditions. One particular touchstone is Darwin's voyage to the Galapagos on the HMS Beagle, which returned to Falmouth in 1836 with a host of previously unknown species and varieties.
Drawing on this history of seafaring and discovery, the gardens host a variety of exotic plants, while areas of Cornish walling form a series of nooks and crannies and sheltered seating areas.
August 1, 2017