Now this is quite interesting. This place was up for sale way back in 2010. Six years on and the 1970s Robin Wilson-designed modernist property in Seasalter, Whitstable, Kent is back on the market. Much changed too.
Indeed, the agent describes it as a ‘comprehensive refurbishment by the current owners’, which is borne out by the images. Whilst still having a look and feel of the original 1970s place here and there, the house now is more of contemporary proposition than a retro one. A very stylish one too.
Dating back to 1973, the property surrounds a paved central courtyard, with access to and from the ground floor on three sides. In fact, ceiling-height sliding doors offer ‘continuity’ with that outside space, as well as bringing in plenty of natural sunlight.
The interior has a cool, white finish throughout, with the painted brick finishes particularly eye-catching. A mix of retro and contemporary design throughout also keeps that ‘old / new’ vibe going, although that’s obviously not included in the sale.
What you do get is plenty of space. At first glance, this is a typical single-storey modern(ist) house. But the rear of the building rises up, boosting the space and offering some wonderful sea views too. Note that this place is just a ‘moment’s walk’ from the Seasalter coast.
That brings the total floor space to around 2,500 sq ft. So quite considerable.
The first floor has two large bedrooms and a family bathroom, while the top-floor master bedroom offers up a a walk-in dressing area and full en-suite bathroom.
The ground-floor bedroom has its own wet room and access to a private patio and pergola. Of course, there is other ground floor accommodation too, including an entrance hall, lounge, dining area, study, kitchen, lobby area, utility and access to the workshop and garage. All of which is built around that central courtyard.
The outside space is made up of a ‘well-proportioned and mature’ garden with an original brick-built barbecue and a paving area for dining.
Back in 2010, this place was up for just under £500,000. Much work and a few years on and the asking price is now £875,000.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more images, details and full details of the renovation work, please visit the website.