Spotlight on ... Coastal

We recently launched a new Property Collections feature on The Modern House website, reflecting the diversity of Britain’s modern architectural heritage. As well as the best one-off Modernist houses, the Collections cover loft apartments, conversions, plots of land, new homes, flats on the Barbican Estate, Span houses, and much more.

Each week in our new ‘Spotlight on’ series a member of The Modern House team will select their favourite properties – past and present – within one of the Collections categories.

This week our Sales Advisor, Corey Hemingway, has selected some of her favourite Coastal properties sold by, or on the market with, The Modern House …

Sandgate, Kent
This outstanding example of a Mid Century Modern home can be found just a few metres from the beach in Sandgate, Kent. The 4 / 5 bedroom house has been recently refurbished. Although the refurbishment has been extensive, it remains carefully sympathetic to the original design.

The Beach House, Hayling Island, Hants
This exceptional Mid-Century Modern house, built in 1963, was comprehensively refurbished between 2000 – 2010 to create a wonderful five-bedroom property moments from the beach at Hayling Island, Hampshire.

Sea Lane House, East Preston, West Sussex
Sea Lane House is renowned for being the only house in Britain to have been wholly designed by the great Bauhaus-trained architect and designer Marcel Breuer. As one of the most distinguished examples of 20th century architecture on the South Coast it has been Grade II listed. It was designed as a 6-bedroom house in 1936, whilst Breuer was working in collaboration with the British architect F.R.S. Yorke.

Marine Court, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
Designed by Kenneth Dalgleish and Roger K Pullen, Marine Court was completed in 1938. The first foundations of Marine Court were laid in 1936 and construction was completed in 1938. An early pioneer of steel-frame construction, the building is 14 storeys high and sits broadside to the seafront. Its form was overtly based on the Queen Mary, a transatlantic cruise ship which entered commercial service in 1936. The east end of Marine Court is shaped to imitate the curved, stacked bridge front of the Queen Mary; the eastern restaurant served to imitate the fo’c’sle deck of the ship.

For more Coastal properties check out our Property Collections.