A Place in the Sun: our roundup of the best summer homes on the market

With the British summer in full swing, we’ve put together our shortlist of seven homes perfect for making the most of the sunshine.

River Deep, Mountain High: Lewes, East Sussex
This award-winning contemporary home has an exceptional lateral living space, glazed on three sides to reveal the River Ouse to the front, and vast chalk cliffs to the rear.  The main space opens out onto a covered terrace, with a garden beyond.

Summer in the City: Warehaus Apartments, London E8
This light-filled apartment is on the third floor of an exciting contemporary development in Hackney. Not only does the property have large private balconies, but a glass-bottomed swimming pool is set into the roof of the building, with spectacular views across the city.

Blue Sky Thinking: Butterfly Barn, Bradfield, Essex
Recently completed by the architect Andrew Hughes, this beautifully finished four-bedroom house sits on a plot of almost an acre and is surrounded by rolling arable fields.

The Great Outdoors: Atrium House, Totnes, Devon
Atrium House is set high above the beautiful town of Totnes and has exceptional panoramic views. It sits within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and backs onto open countryside. Dartmoor is ten miles to the north and there are stunning beaches ten miles south.

Blooming Marvellous: St. Ann’s Court, Surrey
One of the most iconic Modern houses to have been built in Britain, St. Ann’s Court sits within over eight acres of landscaped gardens. Not only have the grounds played host to many a summer party but the house, in true Modern style, blurs the line between indoors and outdoors with an integrated walled garden and garden room on the ground floor.

Bringing the Outdoors In: Countess Road, London NW5
This refurbished Victorian townhouse in Kentish Town has exciting vaulted spaces, with natural light brought in from all angles: via rooflights, French doors and slit windows made from glass bricks. It also has a tranquil private garden at the rear of the property.

Ship Shape: Marine Court, St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
The form of Marine Court was based on the Queen Mary – a 1930s transatlantic cruise ship – and the building sits proudly at the top of the beach at St. Leonards-on-Sea. This eighth-floor apartment faces out towards the coast and has panoramic views of the sea.

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