When I see an art deco property of note, my heart beats just a little faster. But when it’s like this four-bedroom 1930s art deco property in Rustington, West Sussex, the excitement is tempered just a little.
That’s down to the dreaded modernisation. We’re not against modernising period properties. On the contrary, we understand that architect-designed houses have to be homes to survive. But when it’s an art deco place, it’s a tough one to get right.
This one is situated on what’s described as the ‘prestigious’ private Sea Estate, specifically a corner plot position towards the foreshore and seafront end of Sea Avenue, It is said to be one of only a few original art deco houses in Rustington and it’s certainly retained a good amount of its outward character.
Of course, we did mention modernising and this place has certainly been subject to that. The windows will certainly be a talking point, as will some of the interior refits, some of which are very contemporary, others more in keeping with the original build. Ultimately, its appeal will be down to personal taste, but you feel it needs to go one way or the other.
In terms of space, the ground floor offers up a lounge, dining room, an Ashley Jay designer kitchen with built in appliances, family room/snug, study and ground floor shower room.
Head up to the first floor and you’ll find four bedrooms and a bathroom, which has a separate WC, with a door leading out to the balcony and sun
deck, which really is one of the key selling points of this place.
A decent-sized plot and gardens surround this place, which also has a garage, which seems to be attached to the main house. If all of that appeals, the house is on the market for £655,000.