Barns – the Long House

After my recent complaints about the Balancing Barn, specifically the mismatched blend of Dutch design and the Suffolk countryside, I came across Alain de Botton and Living Architecture’s latest development, the Long House.

Situated on the North Norfolk coast, this is a building to admire, incorporating a modern reinterpretation of medieval barn roofs with references to the local vernacular through the enclosing giant flint walls and extensive timber work.

This quotation from the Observer suggests great success in the architectural design:

“Insulated from the elements yet somehow part of the landscape. Which is perhaps the best experience a holiday house can offer.”

Now that is more like it…






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