I imagine this is one of those houses you’ll love or hate. But there’s no denying that this 1980s Headland House modernist five-bedroom house in Piddinghoe, Newhaven, East Sussex is an interesting build.
It actually dates back to around 1989, although the interior has the look of a much older house. According to the agent, the (nameless) architect who designed it was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, with a build taking advantage of its chalk cliff side location, offering views over the nearby Ouse river and village, across the valley to the Downs and Seaford Head.
The house was built with mellow brick and flint elevations, with treated timber and leadwork to the Balcony areas, all beneath a tiled roof. You’ll find five double bedrooms inside, along with three bathrooms, a modern fitted kitchen and large open plan split level reception rooms with full width windows and views across the valley.
Outside, you get those views of course, along with a heated swimming pool, double garage and paddock, which has been turned into a par 3 golf/putting course. Additional parking is provided via a rear driveway.
Some of the finishes might not be to everyone’s taste, but there is definitely a wow factor here. The price is £850,000.