The Lighthouse

This 18th century lighthouse, which appears in the original text of Robinson Crusoe, was sensitively converted for residential use. Studio Mackereth added a single-storey glass and timber extension to create a kitchen, dining and living area as well as two bathrooms, while outside there is a newly landscaped garden.

A new steel and glass lantern with a domed roof was also added at the top of the tower. Curved wrap-around seating and a sleeping platform offer dramatic 360-degree panoramic views of the Norfolk countryside, the sandy beach and the North Sea beyond.

Location: Norfolk

Date: 2012

Client: Private

Floor Area: 230 sqm

Photographer: Simon Upton, Will Eckersley, The Modern House

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