Period living with a sea view? That’s what you get with this two-bedroom apartment in the 1930s Henry Tanner-designed Motcombe Court art deco building in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.
Henry Tanner is best known for designing the Park Lane Hotel, not to mention the Dickens & Jones Department Store, Strand Palace Hotel, Oceanic House for the White Star Line at Pall Mall. So we’re talking an architect with pedigree. Like those places, you suspect Motcombe Court was a place for the affluent set back in the day too.
The fourth floor apartment for sale here still retains that grandeur and the all-important sea views, so you can be greeted by the tides each and every morning. It also retains some of the period features too, although the feel is perhaps ‘retro modern’ once inside.
In terms of accommodation, you get those high ceilings and plenty of windows to bring in the light, along with a large reception room, a kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom with separate WC and a balcony off that reception.
If you want some sea air, the asking price is £235,000, with an annual service charge of around £3,740 (which includes central heating and hot water).