Please don’t ask me why it’s called the “Beach House” when it sits in west London. Perhaps it’s the bright, casual vibe. Lots of bleached timber, pops of colour, walls of glass to let in the light and capture the sea garden view. A family home that is casually stylish, at ease with its Edwardian era heritage and its modern extension. Evocative of being on holiday in the city. The reason doesn’t really matter. Beach House by Andy Martin Architects.