|A beautiful Bohemian Brighton Home|
Small but perfectly formed. This stunning little cottage has bags of charm that make up for it's small interior, plus it is in my birth place of Brighton (often dubbed the British San Fransisco) which, makes it brilliant in my opinion.
Claire and Mark the current owners have transformed the Grade 2 listed home back to its former glory after it was 'modernised' by the previous owners....
"The previous owners of the cottage, built around1645, had bought it as a starter home. "They set about trying to make it into a typical square box more suited to a new house. Their main aim seemed to be to remove as many traces of the original features as possible," Claire remembers. "The walls were painted lavender, but the first thing we did when we moved in was to rip up the bright purple carpet that was in the front room and all the way up the stairs." Fortunately the couple were able to peel off the smothering layers of 'improvements' and restore the integrity of the original building, reinstating what they could and adding reclaimed, recycled and responsibly sourced items wherever possible. "The staircase is made from solid oak sourced locally in Sussex," says Claire with pride."
To read the full story and see more pictures visit The Wealden Times here