Taking a stroll down Steine Street towards the sea, the façade of this deceptively spacious townhouse may pass you by. While it is freshly painted in cool grey with the archetypal features of a period property, it is also inconspicuous; sitting within a similarly urban landscape. Upon entry, however, the interior is breath-taking at every turn. It is a warren of beautifully styled, generous rooms, spread over four floors, which include an incredible lower ground, double height entertaining space.
It is the attention to detail which grabs you when you first explore this home. Every surface, light fitting, wall paper and technology has been considered with both form and function in mind. It is immediately apparent that the current owners have a clearly refined eye for interior design and have combined a variety of styles in the creation of their space. There is a fusion of Nordic simplicity with retro prints, alongside raw industrial materials and an opulent colour palette. There are influences from around the globe and both the natural light and available space have been maximised.
Ground floor snug and reception room:
From the moment you enter this house you can sense there is something a bit special going on. High ceilings, warm wood flooring and slate-grey walls greet you, then your eye is drawn to the light brought in via a full height internal window. This frames the view down into the main entertaining space informing you just how spectacular and unique this property is.
Before venturing down, however, there is a sweet snug/bedroom four to the left which has been adorned with A.S. Creation Panda bamboo wallpaper, so you feel completely encased in the forest with just a bed below you! There is also a useful WC on this level, although all three bathrooms are upstairs.
The remainder of the ground floor is made up of the sitting room area in rich Hague Blue; where big comfortable sofas have been placed for cosying up. This is a sizable room which would be ideal as a cinema space, but its most impressive feature is the mezzanine balcony which looks down to the open plan kitchen and dining room below.
Dining room and kitchen:
A sight to behold, this space invites entertaining with double height ceilings, a table to seat twenty, and a vast amount of space for guests. Concrete flooring is echoed in the wall panels which sit on exposed brick, and the natural lower ground vaults provide secret seating areas or work spaces, depending on need. Timber clad walls add texture and warmth on the kitchen side, while a neon sign and geometric wall papers bring modern styling to the space. With simple, elegant fittings, the gloss kitchen units and island have been paired with stone worktops and brass door furniture, and within these, the American fridge freezer, dual ovens, wine cooler, dishwasher, utilities, induction hob and worktop extractor have been seamlessly fitted.
First floor bedrooms and bathrooms:
Carpeted LED lit stairs lead up to the first floor where there are two very spacious double bedrooms and two sensational bathrooms. Again, wooden floors flow seamlessly across the thresholds, and these warm tones are picked up in the timber, half-wall panelling behind the bedheads. Within these, sweet alcoves with lighting have been created so there is shelving for a phone, nightcap or a book, and both rooms are sizable enough for two double beds or large pieces of bedroom furniture/chaise lounge.
The largest room has a striking en suite with a walk-in rainfall shower with a fixed glass door. The floor and feature walls have been tiled in a geometric print while block colour has been used elsewhere. Also on this floor, the main bathroom has been fully tiled in a marble effect stone and as a shower over a contemporary bath suite.
Master bedroom suite and roof terrace:
Up on the second floor, the master bedroom is a fantastic size, with wooden features and a spacious dressing area. Echoing the marbled bathroom downstairs, the en suite offers a negative print with white marbling on black to give a dramatic finish, and has fine quality sanitaryware, contrasting in white.
French doors lead out to the roof terrace from here which is private and enclosed with dark wood cladding; reminiscent of the fisherman’s huts along the prom, and an acknowledgement of the city’s rich history. It is a great size