Coast House, North Norfolk

An award winning, light filled family home, blending new build technology with Norfolk tradition – designed to maximise energy efficiency and provide its occupants with a sense of nature and wellbeing. Beautiful materials, immaculate detailing and excellent workmanship with strong sustainable credentials earnt Coast House a highly covetable 2023 RIBA East Award.


Awards Include:


2023 – RIBA East Awards: Winner
2022 – AJ Architecture Awards; Manser Medal (AJ House of the Year): Shortlisted
2022 – LABC East Anglia Region; Best Individual New Home: Highly Commended
2021 – Design and Craftmanship Awards; Houses and Housing: Winner


In a project spanning 4 years, several design variations and a prestigious award win, this, situated on the edge of a small North Norfolk village, is a discreet, sustainable new build, perfectly combining the very latest sustainable technologies with traditional build materials and techniques, that blend seamlessly into the natural surrounds.


Designed to an incredibly high specification, by Hudson Architects of Norwich, this is a superbly stunning home, which has been officially classed as the best residential build in the county by the UK Property awards – achieving 5-star status from the panel of esteemed judges.


‘We believe we have an exceptional team – the best in the County, so we are delighted that their hard work has been recognised by such a prestigious award’


Jody Murfit


The property is orientated to make the most of the southerly aspect, with bedrooms situated in the east wing to take advantage of the morning sun.


All the main living spaces and bedrooms have the sun throughout the day, with large full length glass windows in the living space, providing the occupants with unrestricted views out across the surrounding countryside, whilst the study, snug and living space also enjoy the sun in the early evening.


The house has been positioned so as to keep the outside terrace areas out of the shade of the many trees on site, utilising its orientation to harness solar energy and with a highly insulated external skin to drive energy efficiency.


Corten Steel, has been used throughout and as a continuation from outside to the inside providing contrast to the colour and texture of the flint-work, which adds a natural, visually stunning frame to the light filled contemporary open plan kitchen.


The choice of materials used throughout lend themselves a highly insulated external skin for the building. This combined with the orientation with respect to the sun, means the building can harvest solar energy’ and be highly energy efficient.


PV panels over the bedroom wing provide electricity for the building, heating by means of air source heat pump technology, whilst the green sedum roof, offers enhanced energy conservation, improved air quality and a natural habitat for the rich array of local wildlife.