Hunsett Mill, Norfolk, England by Acme
Hunsett Mill was completed by the London based studio Acme. The project involved extending a 19th century mill cottage. The property is located on a bend in the River Ant, in the heart of the Norfolk Broads National Park, England.
The 2,292 square foot home received the Acme studio the RIBA Manser Medal in 2010 for best new house in the UK. The house also won the CPRE (Campaign to Preserve Rural England) award in 2010.
The Hunsett Mill is available for holiday bookings throughout the year, details can be found here.
Hunsett Mill, Norfolk, England by Acme:
“Hunsett Mill is a remote water pumping mill located in the historic Norfolk Broads National Park, situated beside the river and upstream from the Sutton Broads. The house was a residence for the keeper of the mill until 1900 when the advent of electricity rendered wind powered pumps obsolete. Since the end of its working life, the house has been used as a private residence, but has remained as an important piece of local heritage, standing adjacent to the well-known historic grade 2 listed Hunsett Mill.
Since the whole area around the mill constitutes protected conservation land, the aesthetic and sustainable value of the property is and has been of the utmost importance, and this is why we have recently completed a full restoration of the listed windmill and a renovation and extension to the mill keeper’s cottage.”