This Sussex beach house was completely re-designed and extended by the owners, who wanted a Californian-style property that really blended in with its surroundings. With expanses of glass and weathered wood cladding, the owners have created a truly contemporary and individual take on a traditional beach house.
With huge folding doors leading out on to a sunny terrace, the contrast between interior and exterior is blurred.
A maple floor co-ordinates with a light-wood table and sideboard, creating a sleek contemporary feel in the kitchen diner. Throughout, flashes of purple break up the wood for a colourful accent. A light voile curtain helps divide the room, and softens the modern look.
An easy way to brighten up tableware is to add brightly-coloured glassware for a fun and relaxed seaside feel.
Most of the bedrooms in the house have their own balcony looking out onto the sea. Materials used in the building of this house reflect the elements found outside it. The house is wrapped in iroko timber cladding, which has now been beautifully weathered by the sea, turning a silver-white colour mirroring the natural tones of the sand and driftwood on the beach.
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