Beacon Square

This bespoke family home sits on the edge of Chichester Harbour with stunning views south, from Emsworth Sailing Club to Hayling Island. The house delicately draws inspiration from its coastal location whilst taking in the spectacular and isolated location in which it sits.

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The contemporary design replaces a dilapidated house with a similar footprint and silhouette. We worked very closely with Havant Borough Council and Chichester Harbour Conservancy, not only to obtain planning permission but to create a beautiful building that responds to the area and sensitivity surrounding the Conservation Area.

The brief from the clients was a contemporary, maintenance free, family home. The design concept is simple; a large brick wall protects the house from the elements, acting like a modern sea defence. The material choice for this wall was crucial to not only blend into the context of the harbour, but also contrast against the main house. This feature wall has a random bond and dark mortar to make it organic and have a man-made tactile quality.

  • Location
    Emsworth, Hampshire
  • RIBA Stages
  • Project status
  • Contractor
    Halcyon Build
  • Photography
    © Martin Gardner
  • Awards
    ‘Home of the Future’ Daily Telegraph Homebuilding & Renovating Awards 2022

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