Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018

The Modern House: Arts and Crafts

Totally city focused with a modernist aesthetic in interior design, I, nevertheless, have found myself looking again and again at this beautiful six-bedroom Arts and Crafts house listed by The Modern House. Click the link for full listing details, summarised here:

[the house] can be found quietly nestled on the outskirts of Peasmarsh near the historic town of Rye, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the borders of East Sussex and Kent. Originally built in early 20th century, the house overlooks approximately three acres of formal gardens and fields beyond, with a two-storey studio /annexe, garage and glass house …

Once a gardener’s cottage and stables …  the house has been reconfigured in places and modernised throughout, both beneath the skin and on the surface, with a refreshingly eclectic vision and loving attention to detail …

The annexe, situated in the shade of two large oak trees, was constructed using oak, steel, reclaimed bricks and locally made tiles. Externally, the soaring glazed apex beautifully reflects the sky and surrounding foliage …

A path of Hoggin leads to the lower court, stepping down to the original glass house with York stone base and a seating area surrounded by peach trees. The lower portion is a large formal garden bordered by beech hedges, with vine walls, an orchard and a south facing hectare of field that would be perfect for vine growing.

It is a beautiful house, decorated in pale greens, purples and tones of the natural woods that the house is surrounded by and, consequently, so soothing to the eye.

There is an art in creating a building that brings the outside in not only through the decorative elements but also in the design of the edifice, using carefully placed windows of different shapes to frame the exterior views as if they are, indeed, wall-art.

And, how beautifully is the modern married to the past here?

Just lovely.

Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018
Arts And Crafts House, listed by The Modern House, May 2018

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