PDP Architecture llp were approached to achieve planning permission for a contemporary detached dwelling located on the sea front at western Parade, Emsworth, after another firm had failed to achieve permission for a modern seaside dwelling. The Local Authority were against anything modern being built within the conservation area of Emsworth, so we designed two proposals for the site, with one being contemporary and the other one being traditional. Both schemes were showcased at a public consultation with the neighbours having the option to choose which scheme they favoured, the contemporary scheme was unanimously chosen.

To take advantage of the seaside views the house was designed to have an upside down living arrangement. The ground floor consists of a single garage, two double bedrooms one with an en-suite, a study, utility room, family bathroom and a rear garden room with patio access to the garden. The first floor is accessed by a contemporary oak and glass staircase located below a glazed central roof light. This floor consists of a master bedroom with a dressing room and en-suite, a WC, and a large L-shaped vaulted living area complete with a modern kitchen, dining area and living room.