This mid-1970s ranch-style house, with more than a nod to the retro, is set in 26 acres with panoramic views of the South Downs in Hampshire.
Open-plan living room
With 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 toilet rooms, a kitchen-cum-breakfast room and a study, this 40 foot open-plan living and dining room has become the central point of the house, both literally and metaphorically.
Exposed brick, modern wooden beams, an open fireplace, designer furniture in warm leather and plush soft furnishings, such as the deep-pile carpet, throw and cushions, amalgamate to produce a modern retro vibe that oozes cosy living.
A highly sociable space, this corner of the open-plan living area comprises a dining table and chairs as well as breakfast bar and stools. The muted colours and warm wood lend a peaceful atmosphere, while the sleek shapes and clean lines bring modernism to the retro look.
The stunning, solid-mahogany, 1970s Poggenpohl kitchen is a design classic, complete with vintage floral green tiles for a blast from the past. The sense of scale here is emphasised by the lines running along the kitchen cabinets.
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The bathroom resembles the set of Boogie Nights - tan tiles, shag-pile carpet that reaches up to the edge of the tub, plus gold swan taps. A vanity console shaped like a grand piano tops off the kitsch look.
Visit The Stone and Ceramic Warehouse to find similar tiles.
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Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.
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