Available for holiday lets

The house sits on a small promontory in a secluded lagoon in the Norfolk Broads and offers a contemporary counterpoint to more traditionally designed neighbouring houses, while respecting the peaceful natural setting. It is arranged as three low rise bays beneath a series of pitched roofs, which are reminiscent of nearby boat sheds.

The house is clad in black-stained timber shingles, a traditional material forming a unifying ribbon element that emphasises its classic Broads silhouette. On the lagoon elevation, extensive glazing gives a more transparent appearance from the waterfront, and a deep canopy creates a sheltered outdoor area where you can enjoy the setting and the elements.

The house is raised above the waterline, allowing floodwater to flow beneath a landscaped timber deck. Its remote, largely off-grid location requires on-site sewage treatment and a water borehole whilst solar panels and timber stove provide power and heating. The limited access has resulted in the design being developed as a lightweight timber frame sitting on a piled ground structure as construction materials will need to be brought in by barge.

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Awards

Young Architect of the Year
Shortlisted
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Best of Pinterest UK Interior Awards 2018
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Best Architecture
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RIBA East Awards
Winner
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The Sunday Times British Homes Awards
Shortlisted
Small House of the Year
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Structural Timber Awards
Winner
Custom & Self Build
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Structural Timber Awards
Shortlisted
Private Housing
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GAGA Awards
Honourable Mention
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Blueprint Awards
Shortlisted
Best Non-Public Project: Residential
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RICS Awards
Shortlisted
Residential
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BD Architect of the Year Awards
Shortlisted
Interior Architect
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