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Old Coastguard House
The home of Martin and Jane  plus Baxter, the West Highland Terrier; Martin works from home and Jane owns her own homestore (a big dream of hers!) in the High Street, together with her friend and artist Caroline.

The home:
Built in 1860 by the Admiralty as accommodation for the Head Coastguard and provided a base for naval defense operations at
various times.

The style:
A substantial red brick build to Admiralty specifications – thick walls and slate roof.
A simple and practical Victorian building.
The interior has been decorated to reflect the simple and practical – with a paint pallet of Farrow & Ball blues and greys to match the seascape
of the ‘Downs’ (the three mile stretch of water between the beach and the Goodwin Sands directly to the East.)
The furnishings and homeware pieces are a mix of styles - Jane's love of Shaker is obvious with boxes and peg rail featuring throughout.
A zinc topped table, vintage Ercol chairs and a stripped wooden floor complete the look.
Contemporary paintings, ceramics and coloured glassware mixed with flea market collectables continue the feel of form and function.
The ‘home-made’ kitchen is finished in a marine dark blue with Oak worktops and a freestanding range cooker.
A double Butler sink complete the look.
The kitchen door opens onto a sandstone paved rear courtyard with raised beds and high brick walls.
The old store room has been turned into an outside laundry.
Martin’s office at the front of the house also uses marine blue matt paint on the wooden wall panels – again purely practical to absorb the glare
from the early morning sun reflecting on his computer screen.
Airy bright bedrooms with grey/blue tones and colonial shutters look out to sea and a huge expanse of sky.
The front garden is split in two – one side a simple lawn, the other a beach shingle garden.
Jane owns her own homestore (a big dream of hers!) in Deal High Street,
together with her friend and artist Caroline Yates.

Photography: André Reuter
Styling: Miriam Hannemann
Number of images:  78
Season: Summer
Country of origin: United Kingdom
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German Text available on request
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