A flint home on
the waterfront

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, allow the sea view to be enjoyed together with the sun.

A consistently high level of workmanship is evident throughout the house. The composition of forms sits extraordinarily well on the site generating new and informal relationships with the river front, adjacent buildings and a newly designed garden. A remarkably consistent and friendly work of architecture

— RIBA Regional Awards
McLean Quinlan
Interior Design
McLean Quinlan
Structural Engineer
Frank Van Loock Associates
Baillie Knowles Partnership
En Masse Design
RW Armstrong & Sons
Landscape Design
Jim Stephenson, Peter Cook
Jim Stephenson
RIBA S.East Awards 2019 Project Architect of the Year
RIBA S.East Awards 2019 Winner West Sussex
BD Architect of the Year Awards 2019 Finalist