The Dune House
The Dune House lies just to the south of the picturesque village of Thorpeness in Suffolk, on an idyllic spot on the very edge of the sea, nestled among rolling dunes. You can walk out from the living room directly onto the beach and enjoy extraordinary panoramic views over the sea from the terraces, bedrooms and bathrooms on the upper floor.
Living Architecture invited one of Norway’s most renowned practices, Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects, to create a house for us on this archetypally English seaside site. JVA, as they are known, made their name building a series of accomplished houses in Oslo and its outskirts and intimately understood the need to balance the advantages of modernity with the traditional virtues of warmth and comfort.
Watch a video of Hakon Vigsnaes being interviewed at The Dune House (click the arrow on the image to play).
If you subscribe to The Sunday Times online, you can view a video of The Dune House, filmed following its recent RIBA award.