Step inside this modern Scandi family home in East Sussex

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Buying our first home was an exciting time for the owner and her husband. ‘We’d not long been married and we didn’t want to waste time getting onto the property ladder. Before tying the knot we had been renting a small flat in southwest London, but knew we would have to move out of London to find a family home, as we wanted a space to grow into. My sister and her husband had recently moved to East Sussex, and we fell in love with the area. The house is in a lovely secluded spot and has a train station less than a 10-minute walk away, which is ideal for the commute into London.’

‘On viewing the property, I was sold when I saw the kitchen – it has lots of surface space and plenty of storage, which was a breath of fresh air compared to the poky kitchen we’d been used to in our rented flat. The open-plan layout flowing into the dining area was perfect and I knew it would make a really sociable space, which was high on our priority list. We were also impressed with the size of the garden – coming from London it was a big selling point! We were very lucky that the house had been well looked after by its previous owners, although once we moved into the empty property, we soon discovered that there was quite a lot of cosmetic work to be done.’

This house tour originally appeared in Style at Home, April 2017

Image credit: David Giles
Image credit: David Giles
Image credit: David Giles
Image credit: David Giles
Image credit: David Giles
Image credit: David Giles
Image credit: David Giles

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