Grand Rooms and Vibrant Colors in an English Country Home

Nestled on a prominent coastal vantage point in Kingsdown, near Deal in Kent, this imposing four-bedroom, white-stucco villa exudes timeless elegance. Spanning an expansive 3,273 sq ft, its interiors are thoughtfully finished in a neutral palette that reflects the serene seashore landscape.

The house was built in 1840 and is one of the finest examples of early Victorian classicism. It has a rich history, having served as a seaside holiday village in the 1930s and 1940s. During World War II, it hosted the renowned author Evelyn Waugh during his time with the Royal Marines.

In the 1990s, the villa was turned into three grand residences and this house occupies the prime sea-facing end portion, which includes the original grand ballroom and an adjoining drawing room.

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The living room is a beautiful, grand space with high ceilings, large windows, and a herringbone parquet floor. The ceiling, painted in a warm terracotta shade, adds a warm tone to the room, and the dark ceiling color creates a cozy atmosphere.

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The room offers views of the garden and the sea beyond. Two glazed doors, central in the bay window, open up to the outdoor terrace.

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On the other side of the ground floor hall, you enter the kitchen. Thanks to the high ceilings in the ground floor spaces, this room has space for a loft area.

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The kitchen has recently been updated and the bespoke cabinets, stairs, and window frames are painted in Green Smoke.

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The bay window looks out over the front garden.

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The kitchen and dining room have a beautiful flagstone floor.

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The master bedroom en suite is painted in Hague Blue by Farrow and Ball.

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The master bedroom has a Juliet balcony with seaside views.

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The property boasts half an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds, featuring an English country garden, an ornamental Japanese garden, and a private walkway leading directly to the beach.

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The house is listed for £1,600,000 at Inigo.