La Coupe House, on the headland above La Saie slipway, is owned by Sarah Ransom, who believes it will become an iconic structure when it is completed.
Last week environmentalist and National Trust for Jersey president Mike Stentiford said that the four-bedroom house was ‘immense’ and would have a negative visual impact on the coastline.
Ms Ransom said that the photos shown in the JEP on Thursday were unfair because they showed the ground level of the property, which will actually be underground by the time it is finished next year.
She said that three previous owners had permission to build on the land and that her property was more ‘eco-friendly’ than what was there before. ‘The whole house has been lowered considerably so the impact from the road will not be as great,’ she said. ‘There wasn’t a house there for eight years so people have got used to seeing a clear view.’
The building will be two storeys viewable from the road as the ground level is basement car parking. Bob Godel of Godel Architects said that the property was being built in accordance with the Planning permit.