Peacock House, Aldeburgh

Simplicity in plan, elevation and detail

Credit: Benedikt Redmann

BHSF Architekten with Studio-P for Jila and Andrew Peacock 

Contract value: £948,600

GIA: 264m²

This house conceals wonderful internal and external spaces that are delightful and extraordinarily consistent in their detailing. The three building blocks consist of main living spaces, a study and a studio.

  • Credit: Benedikt Redmann
  • Credit: Benedikt Redmann
  • Credit: Benedikt Redmann
  • Credit: Benedikt Redmann
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On arrival very little is revealed other than the horizontal layering of materials – flint, timber panel and an occasional panel of brass. Particular attention has been given to the overall layout and roofscape to avoid disrupting neighbouring views and sedum roofs add to the overall calmness and subtlety. The house has a simplicity in plan, elevation and detail which belies an intriguing complexity in both internal and external spaces.