Harbour House, Norfolk
Harbour House is a collection of old fishing cottages on the North Norfolk coast at Burnham Overy Staith. They have, over many years, been altered and amalgamated to form an extended summer cottage. Recent work has included the design and construction of a green oak, outdoor dining pavilion in the form of a simple temple as inspired by Laugier’s primitive hut of 1755.
The existing internal layout was impractical as the kitchen opened directly onto the garden. A glazed porch was constructed to allow for use during poor weather and to store fishing and sailing equipment. The porch was required to be elegant and well detailed but also to have the overall ‘homespun’ character of Harbour House itself. The design employs clay pantiles on an asymmetrical wooden structure of glazing, horizontal boarding and painted brick.
It is relieved by carefully restrained classical detailing.