In the Westgate-on-Sea Conservation Area in Kent stands a beautiful historic house with renovated interiors. The red brick Dutch gabled façade stands out on the terrace: the windows are set under arched heads with decorative keystones, and the Flemish bonded brick is finished with stone dressings.
Inside, you find beautifully renovated rooms that combine a playful color palette of greens, blues, and yellows with original details. The house has five bedrooms and two bathrooms, and it’s located only minutes from several beaches in Kent.
Between 1906 and 1910, this house was home to the artist Louis Wain, a prolific late-Victorian illustrator of anthropomorphised cats and kittens, whose life was recently dramatised in the film The Electrical Life of Louis Wain. The press described him as ‘the world’s most famous cat artist.’
The living room is located at the front of the house. It’s a cozy room with bookshelves, a fireplace, and wooden floors. The original fireplace, carved jambs, and a corniced overmantel are painted in ‘Pea Green’ by Edward Bulmer. This complements the bottle green-tiled hearth and ‘Invisible Green‘ walls.
The living room, dining room, and kitchen are organized in a lateral arrangement, with each room flowing into the next.
Next to the green living room lies the dining room with a wooden table in the center and a cozy fireplace. The walls are painted in ‘Parma’ Farrow & Ball.
At the back of the house, you’ll find a modern kitchen with floor-to-ceiling cabinets that are painted in a sunny yellow shade. These are paired with a blue kitchen island that features a breakfast bar. There is a breakfast table in front of the sliding doors that lead you to the patio garden.
The hallway features original pine floorboards, and the walls are painted in ‘Pink 01‘ by Lick.
The staircase with ‘Hague Blue‘ balustrades and a mahogany handrail leads you to the top floors with the bedrooms.
The master bedroom sits at the front of the house; it features a Victorian fireplace with blue tiles and a built-in cabinet.
A wide arch connects the bedroom with the master bathroom. The bathroom features original weathered pine floorboards, a freestanding bath in the center, and a shower with black tiles in the corner.
On the top floor are three bedrooms and a bathroom. The bedrooms at the front of the house have a view of the sea.
The garden and patio can be reached through the dining room and the kitchen, perfect for warmer days.
This house in Kent is for sale at Inigo