Beach Chalet, Humberston Fitties

Jonathan Hendry Architects, North East Lincolnshire, 2012


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  • Plan    
  • Section A-A and west elevation    
  • South and east elevations    

Our client had a desire to create a dwelling that resisted the restraints associated with a conventional dwelling, where the plan is organised as a series of rooms

As a response to this we created a single space that is spatially loft like, tall and vaulted at the front and lower and flat towards the rear. The floor and exterior walls up to a height of 2.4m are lined in timber. In places, the wall lining is adjusted in depth or height to provide a place to hang clothes, watch TV or sit at a computer.

Within this lining we carefully positioned four pieces of furniture; a sleeping box, a bathing box with sleeping platform, a kitchen and a stove. The material choices of mirror, timber, marble and linen applied to the different pieces of furniture were chosen to give different spatial and atmospheric qualities responding to the domestic rituals of sleeping, bathing, eating and resting.


  • Begun: Jul 2010
  • Completed: Apr 2012
  • Floor area: 66m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £101,000
  • Tender date: Apr 2010
  • Procurement: Minor Works with Contractor Design 2011
  • CO2 Emissions: 7.92kg/m2/year
  • Address: 132 First Main Road, Humberston Fitties, North East Lincolnshire, DN36 4EZ, United Kingdom

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