Ocean Point was an unloved, poorly maintained ugly duckling of a house until our client spotted its incredible potential and appointed us to prepare proposals for a wholesale refurbishment and extensions.
Exploiting the building's beachside location we created a large two story deck to the rear of the property and large glazed door openings to create a connection between the interior, the deck, the beach and seascape.
A bathroom pod was added to the roadside elevation, freeing up space at first floor level to create an additional bedroom and creating a sheltered and clearly defined entrance. The pod was curved to reduce its visual impact and perhaps also as a nod to the De La Warr Pavillion in nearby Bexhill on Sea.
Poor quality brickwork was concealed with a smooth white render, another reference to modern movement seaside architecture, and PVCU cladding was replaced with durable, self coloured, fibre cement cladding boards.
The scheme was well received locally and the building has become something of a landmark. The adjacent property has subsequently been redeveloped in a similar manner, imitation being the sincerest form of flattery.