Sea views abound at this sunny East Sussex apartment in St Leonards-on-Sea.
The one-bedroom flat occupies the first floor of a Victorian seaside villa built during St Leonards-on-Sea’s heyday as a British tourist resort, masterminded by architect-developer James Burton and his son Decimus, and built in a Regency style.
A communal staircase leads up to the apartment, which looks directly onto St Leonards’ shingle beach through French doors, flanked by floor-to-ceiling sash windows and a wide balcony with wrought iron railing beyond.
Period features – towering four-metre-high ceilings, picture rails and a period fireplace with tiled surrounds – meld with modern updates, including a kitchen with Neolith Zaha Stone worktops by Husk, which runs along the back wall of the main living space, plus a small sleeping platform or mezzanine in the living room.
A bedroom is at the back of the plan, its oversized window peeking into a leafy tree canopy and hillside.
The East Sussex property is for sale via The Modern House for £380,000. It’s a short stroll along the promenade from shops, galleries and cafes along Norman Road and King’s Road. Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea (home to the De La Warr Pavilion) are nearby, while London’s Charing Cross is around an hour and a half by train.