Thursday, 23 September 2021

Traditional cottage with a delightful modern decor

A BRICK-and-flint cottage with a contemporary twist, set in the prestigious village of Fawley, has come to the market.

The property’s interior has been thoughtfully and creatively designed, with original features including beams, exposed flint walls and an open fireplace complemented by modern flourishes including a glazed seating area, an orangery-style kitchen and master bedroom with fully glazed gable wall leading to a sun deck overlooking the garden.

The property has a unique feel, with exposed brick-and-flint walls and original beams in harmony with more modern finishes and all drenched in light from the clever use of glazing across the rear elevation.

There is a wine cellar accessed from the covered porch and the entrance lobby leads through to a spacious sitting room, with two distinct zones — one more modern with a glazed wall and ceiling offering views over the garden, and the other more traditional with a double-sided open fireplace at its centre. Behind lies a separate room, currently used as a library/reading room.

From the sitting room, oak steps lead down to the dining room, with natural coloured tiled floors and exposed beams typifying the “old meets new” style of the house. Beyond is the splendid kitchen with glazed ceiling and an expanse of windows drawing light through the property. Leading on from the kitchen there is a separate utility room, and a good-sized study with WC beyond.

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