A family home that responds to its spectacular saltmarsh location on the Suffolk coast by offering a contemporary twist to traditional forms. Black zinc cladding makes a striking silhouette against coastal skies, and references the vernacular traditions of black tar-clad beach huts. In places the zinc gives way to timber, creating a softer backdrop and further visual interest. A large double height dining area forms the core of the home, with a large living room and bedrooms contained in two wings to either side. The deliberately sparse fit out of the building corresponds with the beach hut concept, from where views are framed by picture windows onto the landscape beyond.