Cranks Castle

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Bacton, 2006

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The house has views across the Norfolk seafront 

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  • The house has views across the Norfolk seafront    
  • The house has views across the Norfolk seafront    
  • The house has views across the Norfolk seafront    
  • House viewed from the beach with groyne in forefront    
  • House viewed from the beach    
  • House viewed from the beach    
  • House viewed from the beach    
  • Garden    
  • Entrance    
  • Family room    
  • The Snug    
  • Bedroom    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • Ground floor plan before renovation    

Data

  • Completed: 2006
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £46,000
  • Address: Cranks Castle, Mill Lane, Bacton, NR12 0HS, United Kingdom

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Renovation of a seafront house on the Norfolk coast

Cranks Castle is self-build project for one of the partners in the architects' practice. Built at the top of a sea wall, it's location provides views out on to the North sea.

As the government’s Draft Shoreline Management Plan makes the future of the building uncertain, the new owner had to abandon plans for replacement and extend the dilapidated original. She rearranged spaces within the existing footprint, for instance adding a generous hall for sandy clothes.

A local carpenter made the windows, and those on the seaward side have external shutters to protect them from flying pebbles in winter storms.

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