An Elevated Deckhouse in England

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October 28, 2013
Originally published in Small Spaces Big Ideas
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High & Tight
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  Architect Paul Hinkin and his partner, Chrissy Pearce, bought and restored a 538-square-foot Deckhouse at Emsworth Yacht Harbour in Hampshire, England.
    Architect Paul Hinkin and his partner, Chrissy Pearce, bought and restored a 538-square-foot Deckhouse at Emsworth Yacht Harbour in Hampshire, England.
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  With the help of builder Peter Watts, the couple returned the house to its original early-1970s glory, utilizing the space beneath for both boat and car.
    With the help of builder Peter Watts, the couple returned the house to its original early-1970s glory, utilizing the space beneath for both boat and car.
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  In the living room, Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs flank a Marcel Breuer for Isokon nesting table. Above the Florence Knoll–designed credenza is a print by English artist Terry Frost. The adjacent deck holds Breuer’s Folding Armchair and a table from Aram in London.
    In the living room, Arne Jacobsen Swan chairs flank a Marcel Breuer for Isokon nesting table. Above the Florence Knoll–designed credenza is a print by English artist Terry Frost. The adjacent deck holds Breuer’s Folding Armchair and a table from Aram in London.
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  Near the room’s curving wall, a Verner Panton chair joins a K2 B console table by Tecta, topped by a vintage mirror by Robert Welch. The wall light is from Flos. “If I had more space, I’d just fill it with more stuff,” says Pearce.

    Near the room’s curving wall, a Verner Panton chair joins a K2 B console table by Tecta, topped by a vintage mirror by Robert Welch. The wall light is from Flos. “If I had more space, I’d just fill it with more stuff,” says Pearce.

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  The master bedroom echoes the house’s black-and-white exterior and includes a custom-built storage unit that the architect designed for the space.
    The master bedroom echoes the house’s black-and-white exterior and includes a custom-built storage unit that the architect designed for the space.
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  The room’s opposite side holds the companion Breuer nesting tables and an Eames Aluminum Group chair and ottoman.
    The room’s opposite side holds the companion Breuer nesting tables and an Eames Aluminum Group chair and ottoman.
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  “When you have small spaces, you need to design them efficiently and thoroughly,” says Hinkin. “We were also influenced by some of the compact housing that you see in Japan. Nowhere feels that small here, even though we have only 538 square feet.”
    “When you have small spaces, you need to design them efficiently and thoroughly,” says Hinkin. “We were also influenced by some of the compact housing that you see in Japan. Nowhere feels that small here, even though we have only 538 square feet.”
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