Property A Grade II-listed modernist house in Chislehurst, Kent.
The space 3 bedrooms, open-plan kitchen-diner, spacious living room, TV room and 2 bathrooms.
Inspired by the modernist houses of the Hollywood Hills, the owners transformed a suburban property in Kent into a rebellious, 1960s-inspired, Californian retreat. While the modernist building may not look that remarkable from the outside, inside the blend of modern lines and Canadian pine beams give it an edgy, stylish vibe.
The living room is a tranquil open-plan space, personalised with the owners’ bird and ranch motifs.
To offset the utilitarian feel of the kitchen, the owners have continued the ranch theme with buffalo horns. The space is designed for efficiency, with the sink, hob, oven and fridge all at arms length.
The wine room also plays host to the owners’ music memorabilia signed pictures of Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong, and a beloved guitar.
1930s-designed lamps, a period painting and sumptuous bedding softens the utilitarian brick and wood bedroom.
The bathroom is minimal and compact. The black tiles and low-key lighting add glamour, while the glass shower panel gives the impression of space. The sink is a whopping 1.2m wide, so that no-one’s fighting for the mirror in the morning.