Beacon House - EH Smith

Beacon House


This stunning 4-bedroom family home sits on the edge of Chichester Harbour with stunning views south, from Emsworth Sailing Club to Hayling Island.

The contemporary design replaces a dilapidated house with a similar footprint and silhouette. Helyer Davies worked very closely with Havant Borough Council and Chichester Harbour Conservancy, not only to obtain planning permission but to create a beautiful building that responds to the area and sensitivity surrounding the Conservation Area.

The brief from the clients was a contemporary, maintenance free, family home. The design concept is simple; a large brick wall protects the house from the elements, whilst to the rear the design is more creative with materials, cantilevers and careful landscaping. The southern brick wall has several apertures which frame the view towards Chichester Harbour.

Designed as a Passivhaus, the project includes several sustainable features including rainwater harvesting, solar panels, ground source heat pump and heat recovery [MHVR].

Geobrick, exclusive to EH Smith, was selected following its’ successful use on other projects by Helyer Davies and the workmanship of the contractor, Halcyon Build, is evident in the quality of the achieved finish. The natural stone face of the brick will ensure that the crisp lines will stay strong, and the colours won’t fade over time.


Photos Copyright Martin Gardner

Location: Emsworth

Architect: Helyer Davies

Contractors: Halcyon Build

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