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Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex

Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex
Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex

You might have a little surprise if you pick up this six-bedroom modernist property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex.

Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex
Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex

That’s because it has a celebrity owner. The seller is chat show and radio host Graham Norton, who has decided to give up this wonderful beachfront house around eight years after purchasing it. Why? Who knows. Not sure I’d be quite to quick to sell if I got my hands on it.

Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex
Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex

The ownership is just a side issue really. The house is more than worthy of a place on these pages in architectural terms alone.

Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex
Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex

An individually designed house (we haven’t got a name sadly) and an award winning property, the house faces out onto the sea and comes with its own swimming pool and a private beach area. If you get bored of those spaces, kick back on the terraces or in the landscaped gardens.

Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex
Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex

As for the design of the house, there is cladding in African Iroko teak with ‘wrap around’ balconies giving an uninterrupted view over that private beach and beyond. When summer comes, this really be something. I’m guessing there’s less need to fold back those windows and bring the outside in when the weather turns wet and windy (like today). Saying that, it does have underfloor heating, so you should be pretty toasty once inside.

Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex
Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex

As for space, well that’s as high end as you expect, with everything pretty much show home standard and with much of the reception open plan.

Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex
Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex

In terms of the breakdown, an entrance hall (with cloakroom/WC) leads to the lounge, dining room and kitchen area, with a utility, further cloakroom, snug and access to the garage.

Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex
Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex

A second floor master suite has bi-fold glass doors opening out onto that wraparound balcony, along with floor-to-ceiling windows taking in the countryside at the back. There’s also a bathroom in marble with a roll top bath and large window with views out to sea.

Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex
Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex

Three more bedrooms also access a sea-facing terrace and a large guest bedroom has an en suite bathroom. If you need more space and work from home, you’ll be pleased to know that a separate outside studio / office is also included.

Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex
Coastal modernism: Six-bedroom property at Cooden Beach, Bexhill, East Sussex

Quite a house and as you might have guessed, quite a price. This one is up for £2,300,000.

Images and details courtesy of M&W Property. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

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