Designed by David Kohn Architects, Stable Acre is located in Norwich, United Kingdom. A holiday home for Stuart Shave, a London-based gallerist, who grew up in Norfolk. The site is a former paddock on the edge of a working farm near the village of Haveringland, 8 miles north-west of Norwich.
The house is entered through two small brick pavilions built within the ruins of a 19th century stable block. Precast concrete niches at each door evoke the memory of household Gods and mark the beginning of a sequence of houses that grow in scale as one moves through the interior. The largest space, the living room offers wide views back across the garden, past an open hearth, to the newly planted apple orchard and nut grove. The plan of the house has been echoed in the landscape to create rooms of wild grasses, flowers and trees each offering different degrees of remove from the house, to be enjoyed at different times of the day and year.