A family oasis

Oct

26

2016

A family oasis

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  Laura Cartledge heads to Hurstpierpoint and finds a home which ‘is not the norm’. Home is a small word with big meaning. For some it is a retreat, for others it is a hive of activity. While at the unique Big Edgerley in Hurstpierpoint it seems it is a mixture of both. Owner Sarah Baldey sums...

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Of its time

Sep

22

2016

Of its time

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Laura Cartledge meets the man designing property our generation can be proud of and discovers a home proving it. We need to be braver – that is the view of award-winning designer Jamie Bannon and the message he hopes his latest project radiates. “I am a big believer in making things look of their...

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Belle vue

May

25

2016

Belle vue

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A Hastings man reveals to Charlotte Pearson what inspired him to build his dream home. Finding the perfect plot of land in a desirable area gave Paul Mintern the opportunity to do something that had been on his wish list for a number of years. “It was always a dream of mine to build my own home so...

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Well crafted

Apr

28

2016

Well crafted

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Laura Cartledge heads to Lewes to learn about carpentry’s place in the contemporary world. Some of the most modern designs need some of the most ancient methods. Take the blackened timber used in the Lewes Grand Designs ‘Rusty Brick’ build for example. Toby Hall reveals achieving the stunning effect...

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A whole lot of history

Dec

29

2015

A whole lot of history

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Charlotte Pearson heads to Cooksbridge and finds a property full of character and history.   As far as front doors go you can’t get more iconic than 10 Downing Street in London, and if you head to Shelley’s Folly you may find another which is just a little bit familiar. “Architect Raymond...

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A fairytale cottage

Oct

16

2015

A fairytale cottage

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Laura Cartledge discovers the remarkable story of a New Forest home. If I called Foxgloves, this idyllic thatched New Forest cottage, a ‘sanctuary’ you might think it was due Foxgloves to the calm oasis of countryside which surrounds it. However the Howes, who have called it home for the past...

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Visionary design

Sep

28

2015

Visionary design

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Laura Cartledge talks to the architect and agent behind a unique opportunity in Fulking. From a Hayling Island chalet to the first Passivhaus in Lewes, Meloy Architects is quickly building itself a reputation for transforming challenging projects into prestigious properties. So, with the South Downs...

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Sail of the century

Aug

26

2015

Sail of the century

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Forget Holland, when it comes to windmills Charlotte Pearson finds one in Barnham that ticks all the right boxes. Living in a windmill sounds like something from a children’s story, there is something whimsical and magical about it. But imagine calling one home that has been refurbished with all the...

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Sweet surprises

Aug

10

2015

Sweet surprises

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Laura Cartledge learns that with some ‘chocolate box’ properties you never know what you’re going to get. The number of bedrooms, a downstairs loo and outside space are three popular demands when it comes to house hunting. However Louise Jackson and her family were seeking something else as well. “We...

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Creating space

Jun

26

2015

Creating space

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A Hove interior designer shares with Alex Jenkins a little glimpse of her creative world. “You have to follow the script,” muses interior designer Katherine Richards as I sit in her Hove office. “As a costume and set designer if the script says there must be a door on stage left then there must...

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