Salty Dog

An extension and full internal reconfiguration of a chalet bungalow in a coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and SSSI

Salty Dog is located along the Suffolk coastline with far reaching views of the sea. We aimed to capture these panoramic views with a large dormer window in the master bedroom.

The existing building had oversized circulation spaces and a contorted route through to living spaces that weren’t making the most of the incredible views out to sea. Light and views were limited in the first floor rooms. By rationalising the plan and creating a more central entrance, the house is now split into a main living space within the original building and guest accommodation in the new extension. Corner windows in the living room and dining area open up the views towards the sea, while windows in the guest bedrooms frame views back across the surrounding countryside. The addition of curved internal walls in key locations adds character to guide you through from the entrance hallway into the living areas.

Upstairs, the addition of a large dormer window introduces panoramic views over the coast in the master bedroom. Glazed cheeks add to the expansive view while sensitively avoiding overlooking the neighbouring buildings.

Structural engineer: Superstructures

Contractor: SJW Developments

Bespoke kitchen: Hart & Craftsmen

Landscape designer: Luke Heydon


Photographs by Alex Parnell