A West Sussex House Takes within the English Channel From the Scorching Tub

A West Sussex House Takes within the English Channel From the Scorching Tub

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Location: Shoreham, West Sussex, U.Okay.

Worth: £2.9 million (US$3.57 million)

This coastal home in Shoreham, England, was redesigned by its designer-owner Heather Gratton to emphasise the ocean views and incorporates a personal backyard with direct seaside entry and a built-in sizzling tub.

Positioned on England’s south coast, seven miles west of Brighton, the house on Outdated Fort Street stands on a “quiet stretch of the West Sussex shoreline,” stated promoting agent James Klonaris. “Its facade is characterised by silvering cedar cladding, huge south-facing glazing and much of open-plan dwelling house, that are oriented towards the ocean.”  

Previously a bungalow constructed within the Sixties, the rebuilt five-bedroom property has a brand new prime flooring and a up to date design that focuses on mild, pure colours and textures and a relaxed vibe. Ms. Gratton has used low-maintenance supplies that stand up to its harsh coastal setting and took an unconventional, low-key method to the design of the property. 

The double-height void will increase the sense of house and creates shadow and light-weight play.

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Its woody entrance door opens onto an extended view via the home to the backyard and water past. Residing areas face its shingle, or pebbled, backyard and have an open fire constructed from slabs of Yorkshire limestone and a double-height void that pulls in pure mild. Higher-floor bedrooms have image home windows framing sea views and open onto a big south-facing decked terrace and a balcony.

“[The house] had white plastic-framed home windows from a Nineties redesign and an odd format which didn’t take advantage of it being on the seaside,” defined Ms. Grafton, who purchased the property along with her household eight years in the past. “I wished to make use of the view and take advantage of the sunshine.” Ms. Grafton has renovated quite a few her personal homes and has been making ceramic works for the previous 5 years.

She had assist in designing the home from her designer good friend Alexandra Legendre and says its inside advanced because it was being rebuilt. For instance, classic Crittall inside doorways had been put in first after which partitions had been constructed round them. The open kitchen was created from partitions of breeze blocks. Its sink is an previous, stone trough and concrete was forged round it to create the unit. 

The home has a view via the home to the seaside and sea.

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The seaside property has a wrapping of cedar cladding that doesn’t require treating and turns silver because it weathers—a well-known materials to anybody in coastal U.S. areas like Cape Cod, Massachusetts, or the Hamptons in New York. Its inside partitions had been completed in a mixture of whiteish plaster and pure clay paints. “I like the colour, however I’m extra drawn to textures,” Ms. Gratton stated. 

Its beachside backyard is roofed in shingle paths interspersed with sunken wood flower beds and is crammed with vegetation that develop natively on the adjoining seaside—a chosen nature reserve as a consequence of its vegetation.


The home has 4,400 sq. ft of dwelling house and 5 bedrooms. 


The property has an built-in, one-bedroom house with a rest room, kitchen, sitting room and a separate entrance, that means it might be rented individually. There’s additionally an connected storage and two gardens, together with a walled entrance backyard.

The recent tub is clad in timber and is partly coated whereas providing sea views and has an adjoining out of doors bathe. It has Fisher and Paykel kitchen home equipment, a Mercury vary cooker and underfloor heating in some components of the home.

Neighborhood Notes

“The seaside city of Shoreham-by-Sea is a brief distance from Brighton and Worthing, and solely a five-minute drive from the South Downs nationwide park,” Mr. Klonaris stated.

London is one hour away by practice, “giving this the uncommon distinction of having fun with rurality in a coastal setting, inside simple commuting distance,” he added. 

Agent: James Klonaris, The Fashionable Home

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