This is pretty much my dream home right here. Funky vintage mash-ups on the interior with modern artwork and a black exterior with coloured stone and decking and A RIVER in your backyard AND multiple outbuildings to have your own personal space along with a space to shoo partner/children to keep them out of your hair. Sounds absolutely perfect to me. For sale via The Modern House.
Conjuring the American bayou with its black cladding and superb situation on the banks of the River Rother, Chandlers Reach occupies the longest private river frontage in Rye. Consisting of a main house and a series of converted outbuildings, accommodation extends to almost 4,000 sq ft, with parking for several cars, a garage, substantial 200 ft garden, and uninterrupted views across the diverse natural habitat of Romney Marshes, to the sea beyond. The main house is arranged over two levels, with five bedrooms in all. Painted-timber floors and internal cladding of timber and corrugated steel contribute to the wonderful tapestry of materials within, resulting in playful and uplifting aesthetic throughout. Spanning the considerable length of the property are three outbuildings. Two of these have been converted into self-contained studios, with one currently earning significant income through holiday rental (the house is also a popular choice for location shoots). The third is used as a creative studio and office but is plumbed for use as accommodation.
With the exception of a screen door, some window screens and paint touch ups along the roof line, my she-shed is complete and I am so incredibly happy that we managed to pull this off. I will share pics as soon as I can get the yard surrounding the she-shed in a presentable state (the shed is currently surrounded by dirt) but in the meantime I had to share this summer home and greenhouse I found on Sköna hem because who doesn’t love a greenhouse! And they homeowners painted it green to blend in with the surroundings, which I why I chose to paint my she-shed green. Also, they painted their house black which I am always a HUGE fan of.
Photos: Peter Erlandsson
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