"A stealthy silhouette against the backdrop and shelter of a mature copse."
Situated within An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to the popular coastal town of Southwold is The Pavilion House, a graceful three-bedroom house, with annexe, designed by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of multi-disciplinary Danish practice Norm Architects.
Taking its inspiration in equal measures from the long, utilitarian barns and dairies of the surrounding farm and the simple, open and versatile vernacular of contemporary European architecture, The Pavilion House offers a stealthy silhouette against the backdrop and shelter of a mature copse. In the words of the architect:
‘The design of the facade is all about transparency, letting nature be an integral part of the interior and framing views of the extraordinary settings.’
The house is accessed via a winding drive through cultivated fields and meadows, resting on a private plot of approximately one acre. A single storey with a flat roof, its steel frame is interspersed with walls of glazing and Velfac doors bordered by cladding of Siberian Larch. The house extends to around 2,519 sq ft internally with Dinesen Douglas Fir flooring throughout and underfloor heating supplied by a log-burning biomass boiler.
The front door is at the centre of the plan and opens to a hallway and seating area with log-burning stove, guest WC and large storage cupboard. A dramatic, sweeping corridor links the two ends the property. To the left is the living space with north and west-facing glazed aspects, and an open fireplace with floating limestone hearth. Accessed either side of the chimney breast is the kitchen and dining room, with timber worktops, Neff appliances, and glazed doors to both front and rear.
At the far end of the plan is the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe / dressing area. A Jack-and-Jill shower room separates two further double bedrooms. All three have views of the gardens and external access.
Situated at a right angle to the main house, partially enclosing a section of lawn, is a detached annexe with wet room, limestone flooring and plenty of storage. Planning has been obtained to convert the building into a studio flat. The property has a private supply of water and sewage treatment is by a Biodisc treatment plant.
The Pavilion House is situated in the rural village of Reydon which has two grocery shops and a pub. Reydon Wood is popular among walkers, particularly for its bluebells in springtime. The elegant town of Southwold is around a mile away and offers beautiful architecture, sandy beaches (which regularly win ‘Blue Flag’ awards), excellent places to eat out and exceptional shops. It is also home to the Electric Picture Palace, a small but remarkable independent cinema. Further afield (about 13 miles away) are the popular town of Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings, the home of the world-famous Aldeburgh Festival of Music.
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.