Beautiful Beach House

Our wonderfully creative clients approached us with a desire to create a home firmly fusing a traditional rustic Whitstable aesthetic with a nod to the New England style.

Located just a stones throw from the sea, it was key for us to explore the possibilities for harnessing the views of the north coast whilst being careful to maintain a sympathetic alteration and extension of a beloved family home.

Externally the front is comprised of a neutral, natural weatherboard with contrasting feature sash windows in a striking sage green. A feature porthole window was commissioned from a local artisan glassmaker and traditional signwriting in an art deco style completes the elevation.

The veranda was formed giving the opportunity for external seating to the front of the house with a private area to the side, all accessed from the living space. The balcony from the master bedroom offers a view directly to the sea.
Passing through the front door to a light welcoming hallway with feature oak staircase with delicate balustrading. Light and space is maintained with large crittal screens and doors, creating a feeling of openness further enhanced with a river of polished concrete across the ground floor.

To the rear an open plan kitchen is formed making full use of the vaulted ceilings and rooflights, again to maximise every opportunity for natural light. A dual aspect log burner maintains a link between the formal sitting room and open plan kitchen to the rear of the house. Once more lightweight glazing opens up to bring the wonderfully manicured garden inside.

At first floor the master bedroom is fully vaulted and with the everchanging skies captured in a feature rooflight. A neat and efficient en-suite tucked away behind pocket doors completes the space. The luxurious marble fully bathroom features a deep freestanding stone bath with contrasting taps. Two further bedrooms provide guest accommodation with the flexibility of home office facility (and a convenient sound booth!)

We are so very proud of this project, and worked hard to achieve a balance of a good traditional design with contemporary touches where appropriate. Including subtle pops of colour and natural finishes.

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