Discover more about the designer of our Praa Sands beach house, Little Cottage , Alex Michaelis, best known for his Soho House projects, but less so for the following:
The Underground House
With a 6-foot limit in the way of building his family home, Alex built down when up wasn’t an option resulting in a fascinating underground space with masses of light.
That Burger Restaurant
You’ve probably encountered Byron Burger by now, but if not, pop in and a look around. No single one is the same due to Michaelis Boyd’s efforts to break free from the uniformity of a chain restaurant.
The Unesco Heritage Site
Michaelis Boyd are also the co-designers behind the breathtaking Sandibe Safari Lodge, upon the Okavango Delta. The lodge’s shape is inspired by endangered African armadillo and is designed to have minimal physical impact on the local environment. The lodge is situated on a UNESCO heritage site and when visiting the project on site, a local elephant charged at the Michaelis and his team.
The Play House
When building his latest London home, Michaelis put fun at the forefront of the design. With features including a Fireman’s pole, slides and plenty of nooks for hide and seek, Michaelis has redefined the family home. ‘I always liked playing with form, not just fitting in,’ he says.
To experience the world of Alex Michaelis, book a stay in Little Cottage, here.