The house has three levels – this being the downstairs kitchen, dining and living area. The windows are 3 metres tall and sit approximately 30cm above the inside floor (which is oak) – note the reflection of the view in the window! The steps on the outside decking lead to the mezzanine level – you enter onto this floor through the front door at ‘the back’ of the house (see top picture). The floor houses the entrance lobby, utility room, large family bathroom and the man downstairs bedroom.
Evening from the downstairs living area – the armchairs are new and have had very little time to enjoy them! Daylight scene below – oak ledges sit at the bottom of the windows where one can perch!
Kitchen below – really happy with the pendant lights which make the space feel a little more intimate and homely. The space is much larger than we envisaged but works fantastically well – a sliding door leads onto the sea facing terrace.
The view from he dining table out.
Downstairs family bathroom – vintage crackle glazed tiles and hexagonal marble tiles to the floor.
Upstairs en-suite bathroom with roll top cast iron and sink.
Glass in place of a roof frames the view nicely! The wood burner creates a cosy atmosphere in the upstairs living area.
We let the house when not there and you can see more of it at www.skyewindowhouse.com – please do get in touch if you ever fancy staying.
We have also been busy renovating our old London apartment which is located right in the middle of London’s Westminster next to Westminster Abbey. We used inspiration from the house which can be seen below.
If you visit London you can stay at the Central London Den – see www.centrallondonden.com for details.
Do get in touch if you have any other queries/questions and good luck with your own projects – it was up/down/relief/happiness/anger/love and oh so worth it.