Butterfly plan

Butterfly plan

A butterfly plan is a nineteenth century plan where two or four wings of a house are constructed at an angle to the core, usually at approximately 45 degrees to the wall of the core building. Used primarily during late Victorian or early Arts and Crafts movements. It is also known as a 'double suntrap'. Norfolk has several houses of this type.

Notable examples: Papillon Hall (demolished) by Edwin Lutyens.
Happisburgh Manor by Detmar Blow.
Kelling Hall by Edward Maufe.
Yaffle Hill by Maufe.

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