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"buggered it up ?"


No, I agree with some of the more open-minded opinions on this thread and the locked one.

If we crop the "new" photo to match the extent of the "original" photo more closely, (one shows the mill and the other doesn't), then only the flowers, vegetation and clear blue sky put the "original" view at an unfair advantage.

I congratulate the new owners, they have preserved the building without making it garish.  If the foliage gets re-established, it will look even better.  




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John - another convert joins the "for" camp - if this
goes on too much, I shall be seriously worried and might
have to change sides just for the sake of it!!!!
Seriously though your views now accord with mine but more
to the point it is a place which now can be lived in and
enjoyed - as a two up ,two down cottage it was of little
use to anyone which may be why it fell into disuse and
was literally falling down.
However I doubt your change of side will sway many of the
people who hate it!!!!

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Well no surprises I still love this extension, and I really like how the garden is developing.  

I do still have a design issue with the windows on the cottage though.  I think when they were first put in and they were just the reflective glass that did not work. I can see they were maybe trying to make the extension and the cottage homogenous or whatever the right word is, but it did just look really odd.  I think what we have now is a halfway solution with the 'bars' put in to echo the previous windows, and it looks like that to me - sort of a "let's see if this makes it look better".  I get the idea, but I just think the cottage is too cottagey to have the super slick windows.  I think if the reflective glass went it would be an improvement.  Still, at least they are not upvc, and I am so happy to see some intelligent award winning design on the Broads, seeing as we are well into the 21st Century.



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Make your mind up time.

With the Hunsett Mill web site on line now you can have a look around the mill.
www.hunsettmill.co.uk

Be interested to hear new comments now.


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As a piece of graphic design, based on the photographs supplied, it is actually rather clever. That said, I am quite certain that another photographer could make it look a lot less attractive!

The question remains though, is it suitable and in character?

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If I did not know you better ,Lord Paul, I could construe
this as someone fishing just to start them all off
again!! And predictably who was the first to bite.....!
:)

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I saw it for real for the first time when I was going to the forum meet this summer. Up until then I had only seen photographs.
I still don't like it, but will admit it's not as bad as I had feared. I think time will mellow it somewhat, and the garden will recover and make quite a show given that it will (should be) well tended.
The two things that I find unsightly are the strange mix of angles and the size of the windows. Looking at their websight the developement as a whole is horrible (in my opinion) but (also in my opinion) the worst of it is not visible from the river!
My overall view has changed little in as much as I remain surprised that it received planning permission given the buildings iconic status.
There are places on the Broads that lend themselves to vibrant leading edge architecture, and others that do not, sadly on this occasion I believe they were wrong.

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But whilst you may have considered it iconic, clearly it
was not iconic enough for it to be listed and if you
delve back far enough into the original planning
application you will see ,explained at length, why not!!!
And to be fair it was actually falling down because of
the riverbank moving and would by now have been a pile of
rubble!!!! Not much iconic in that!!!!

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If I did not know you better ,Lord Paul, I could construe
this as someone fishing just to start them all off
again!! And predictably who was the first to bite.....!
:)


And not very many minutes behind him was . . . . . ?


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MM My post was purly to offer the good people the chance to view the building from a differant angle.
But bite if you must !.

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