70 Hurst Green

A contemporary detached replacement dwelling was completed in Brightlingsea in Summer 2016. The house is arranged as three distinct stepping gables, which sequentially pivot to align with the tapered geometry of the site, whilst simultaneously adhering to the established linear street scene at the frontage. The three storeys of living accommodation are arranged to make the most of fantastic views to the rear, out over the Colne Estuary.

The materials used reflect locally used render and timber. The render colour of each gable changes shade to assert the complexity of the form. Grey aluminium glazing and trims match the natural slate roof, which itself integrates photovoltaic panels. A sedum roof covers the garage which can be seen from the living room and bathroom. High levels of thermal insulation and airtightness help the house achieve an ‘A’ Energy Efficiency Rating.

Wincer Kievenaar’s involvement provided the design, planning permission, building regulations approval and some working drawings. The client then managed the project in close collaboration with his contractor Colin Willett, making final specification decisions.


Brightlingsea, Essex


Mr. G Constable