Seafield House Isle of Man

Seafield House Isle of Man

A new building in a strikingly beautiful location on the Isle of Man’s craggy coastline.

2010–2012
Client: Private
Project Status: Completed

This new private home has been designed as a contemporary response to the stark and austere traditional Manx cottages present on the Isle of Man.  The asymmetric profile of the home grows out of an existing stone boundary wall and forms a simple silhouette against the dramatic landscape. Clad in local Castletown Stone applied in the traditional method by local specialist craftsmen, the building is incised with crisp, pale, precast concrete window surrounds which are matched by a slender balcony and cast-in-place stair.

Inside, the upstairs living room follows the tall roof profile up to a sky light at the top, and the balcony provides a south-facing spot with views across the fields to the nearby rocky coast.

Photographer

David Grandorge

Publications

5 Houses by 5 practices, The Architects' Journal , 16th May 2013
Isle of Man House by Gort Scott, Dezeen, 15th October 2012

Links

Architects' Journal
Dezeen

Gort Scott
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London SE1 4SN
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