Cromer Cottage

Howel Evans and Opher, Cromer, 2014

 

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The refurbishment of a tiny fisherman's cottage

Chesterfield Cottages is a little mews situated between Cromer train station and the town centre.

The architect reworked this house for close friend remodelling it to provide a life time home.

The site is 3 metres wide and nearly 75 metres long and orientated north-south. It includes a shed to the front across the mews which used to be the old privy and a raised garden area to the rear for growing vegetables.

Locating the kitchen in the centre of the plan freed up the sunny front to be used for dining and gives the living room direct access to the garden. Along with internal alterations the house is extended by the addition of an asymmetric white box which addresses the stepping of the terrace and the different conditions with its neighbour on either side.

The unusually high floor to ceiling height was retained for the main part of the extension so as the ground floor feels like one room. The design also includes a summer house at the end of the garden as a non-identical twin to the extension.

Data

  • Begun: Apr 2014
  • Completed: Aug 2014
  • Floor area: 44m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £45,000
  • Tender date: Feb 2014
  • Procurement: self-build
  • Address: Chesterfield Cottages , Cromer, NR27 9ED, United Kingdom

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