Tuesday 11 August 2015

A seaside home in Kent

Have I been to the seaside recently? Hang on a minute while I look...er... yes. 
But that was back in April, so we're way overdue a return visit to the beach.
I almost skipped past the Kentish semi, above and below, because it's not exactly jaw-dropping. I mean look at it:

Decor influenced by your dad's favourite local, and exteriors in need of more than a paint licking.
And a hefty £275k price tag.
But then I saw this:

It's the view from the bottom of the garden and suddenly I'm thinking: paint those garden walls skyblue, knock down this gently rotting sun room and replace it with something glass and modern, or better still glass and Victorian, and Captain Bob's your uncle!

The four-bed house is Grade II listed and has direct access from the garden to the esplanade.
There's a basement with two rooms, shower room and a sort-of kitchen. The main accommodation is on the first floor - a sitting/dining room, kitchen, shower/cloakroom and that sunroom.
Upstairs are four bedrooms, dressing room and a bathroom. It's on the market through Lawrence & co. Details and more pictures here and on Zoopla here.
Incidentally, that April seaside house, in Cornwall, is still on the market - time for a price drop perhaps, Olivers?