In a rural Sussex hamlet, this 1930’s property was the perfect blank canvas to inject a hint of Arts and Crafts style and create a balance with contemporary design. Our priority was to create large family living and entertaining areas, maximising on its stunning countryside views. Stripping the house back to its outer shell we completely reconfigured it internally, and extended it to include an oak framed porch, service and utility rooms, a large summer room with exposed rafters and a large loft extension incorporating the master suite and spare bedroom. Creating en-suites for five out of the seven bedrooms we developed innovative bespoke storage solutions throughout to accommodate a growing family’s needs. Bespoke glazed internal doors now allow for plenty of natural light to flood through from 360º with an overall interior scheme that focuses on stylish simplicity, neutral tones, natural materials with touches of personality for the children’s bedrooms – as well as an element of surprise in the ground floor cloakroom. The ground floor’s spacious hallway, with its beautiful oak floorboards in a herringbone design and striking Arts and Crafts wall panelling, is positioned centrally to allow the reception areas to radiate around and ensure continuous flow. The house’s highlight is on the second floor where an expansive 41ft master suite features large dormers and Juliet balconies overlooking the tranquil North Downs, as well as a luxuriously indulgent en-suite bathroom to make it the perfect grown up retreat.