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Winchester, GB | London, GB


Harbour House

On a prominent location next to the coastal path, this contemporary handmade house is careful to respect its sensitive Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty location.

Designed as a collection of volumes, neat red brick wings are positioned to allow a finely crafted flint façade to take centre stage when viewed from the sea. 

The house is positioned to face two ways: with views out across the harbour to the north and towards an informal courtyard garden to the south. 

Traditional materials of flint, brick and timber are used throughout. Internally these textures mark the divide between the separate wings of the house. 

Inside, the main stair to the west works in conjunction with a narrow, boat-like stair to the east. In the central space; a timber ceiling, full width high-performance glazing and raised external decks, allows the sea view to be enjoyed together with the sun. 

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Status: Built
Location: Chichester, GB
Firm Role: Architects
Additional Credits: Interior Design – McLean Quinlan
Structural Engineer – Frank Van Loock Associates
QS – Baillie Knowles Partnership
M&E – En Masse Design Ltd
Contractor – RW Armstrong & Sons
Landscape Design – Client

Photography/Film – Peter Cook & Jim Stephenson