Dutch Design Meets English Tranquility

Backwater is a serene waterside dwelling nestled in the Norfolk countryside. Designed with a nod to local heritage and Dutch architecture, Patrick and Lauren's home complements the tranquil beauty of its surroundings – a true paradise home.
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A Window to Wildlife and Wonder

After demolishing the original bungalow on the site, rising waters transformed the area into a swamp, complicating Patrick's vision. Despite these hurdles, his determination and architectural ingenuity shone through. Backwater emerged as a stunning home where expansive floor-to-roof windows provide breathtaking views of a lush green waterscape, and calm, private interiors offer sanctuary from the world.

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Beyond the Blueprint: The Importance of Location

Discover why Patrick chose this unique location for Backwater – a story of vision, resilience, and a deep connection to Norfolk's natural beauty.
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Inside the Process of Home Design

Patrick discusses his goal to harmonise the shapes and spaces of Backwater with the natural environment.
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Why We Said Yes to Rooflights

Learn why Patrick and Lauren saw rooflights as essential elements in Backwater's design, bridging the gap between the indoors and outdoors.
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The Power of a Highly Insulated Home

Insulating Backwater was a crucial decision for Patrick and Lauren. Discover how their approach enhanced sustainability and indoor comfort.
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Sanctuary Spaces: Wellbeing and Mindful Living

Explore the design choices that made Backwater a luxury home, perfect for living peacefully and fully connected to nature.
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Explore more of the Paradise Homes featured in the TV show

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