It isn’t in original condition, but the renovation of The Beach House 1960s midcentury modern property in Hayling Island, Hampshire is an impressive job.
The Beach House was the first residential work of architect Hedley Greentree, who completed the (then) radical design in 1963, taking inspiration from the likes Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. It was also finished to a high standard too, with cedar ceilings plus floors of rare Brazilian Paraná pine wood, which have been preserved.
Indeed, it was preserved by the current owner, said to be a ‘London-based Creative Director’, in collaboration with an architect, creating a modern-day home within the original design. It looks like the balance was certainly found.
The ground floor features a very large living / dining room with full-height windows overlooking the garden plus a stunning cantilevered, open-tread staircase, another of those preserved original features. Also on the ground floor is a kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. Upstairs there is another reception room that runs the full width of the house as well as three further bedrooms (once currently used as a dressing room), a study and a large bathroom.
All of that with a seafront location too. If you want to be the next owner, the price is £795,000.