Hudson Architects , Cley-next-the-Sea, 2010


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External view showing extension and original house 

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  • External view showing extension and original house    
  • New elevation with corner window feature    
  • Glazed link    
  • Weatherboarding cladding inside glazed link    
  • View to new landing    
  • View from original house to new accommodation    
  • Oak stairs leading to new accommodation    
  • Paving slabs providing continuity between inside and out    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Section A-A    
  • North and west elevations    
  • South and east elevations    
  • Glazed roof and verge detail    

Extension to a 1960s house to provide new guest accommodation and spatial improvements

This extension to a 1960s two-storey house reads as an extrusion of the original house in terms of form, scale and materiality.

The addition is positioned at a slight angle from the original house to establish a distinct identity for the new guest accommodation. A glazed link, which joins the extension to the original house, sits just below the eaves to emphasise a break in the roofline that allows the old and new to be read as separate elements.

Inside the link, oak stairs lead to guest accommodation via a landing spanning the house and the extension. A large corner window exploits the structural properties of the timber frame. External materials are used inside the link, providing a sense of going from inside to out.


  • Begun: Jul 2009
  • Completed: May 2010
  • Floor area: 50m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £185,000
  • Funding: Private client
  • Tender date: Jan 2008
  • Address: Newgate Green, Cley-next-the-Sea, NR25 7TS, United Kingdom

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