This Grade II listed, end of terrace four-storey house, set in a prominent location on the seafront of Hove, was refurbished entirely, working closely with designer Sally Anne Kent of Clark & Kent.
The refurbishment included the construction of a new roof structure to the fourth floor of the property, the reinstatement of correctly proportioned ornate external chimney breasts and various period alterations internally. The existing fourth floor was a small cramped space, drawing little or no inspiration from the unspoilt and unique sea views, nor did it attain any of the grandeur of period details found elsewhere in the property. The new “intervention” at this level produced a modern interpretation of the traditional dormer window allowing more significant levels of natural light as well as a more successful connection onto the roof terrace.
The internal proposals have been carefully considered elsewhere in the house to draw as much reference from the remaining original period details. Where necessary, they are restoring or replacing that either damaged or removed during the properties 100 plus years life cycle.
Namely, a grand single occupancy property converted in the 1930s into multiple occupancy flats before more recently reverting to one house.
The client was fully committed to restoring this key seaside property to its original splendour. Working closely with specialist craft people, the team carefully applied the latest environmental technologies alongside specialist conservation and restoration techniques (e.g. heat recovery/use of lime mortars etc.). Restoration detail was reviewed for authenticity at every stage, with our client sparing little expense to ensure the quality result that stands.