Private House, West Wittering

Private House, West Wittering

Scheme: Private House
Practice: Guy Stansfeld Architects
Client: Private
Photographer: Nicholas Kane

This detached house overlooking the beach is remarkable for the contrast between its rugged all-flint exterior and the warmth of the interior. By excavating over 2 metres a guest flat, garages and swimming pool have been incorporated at lower-ground level. Rich timber interior linings are juxtaposed with exposed concrete ceilings and untreated in situ cast columns. The overall effect is to give a high degree of comfort whilst reminding the occupants of the unforgiving nature of the coastal climate outside. This is a real home.