The Shingle House Dungeness is sited on one of the most unusual and poetic landscapes in England, on the shingle beach of Dungeness. The vast beach contains a random collection of fisherman’s huts (many of them owned by artists, including – most famously – the late film-maker Derek Jarman), two lighthouses and the terminus of a miniature coastal steam train. The entire beach is classified as a nature reserve and is filled with unusual flora and is a haven for a plethora of birdlife.
Living Architecture’s house is a triumph of modern architecture, finished in tarred black shingles on the outside and in a beautiful palette of concrete and timber within. Sleeping 8 in total, on the ground floor, the living room features a large fireplace. In addition to a shower room, there is a large private bath house where visitors can soak in a black polished sunken bath, whilst looking out over the landscape. From the dining table a large wall of glass can be opened up and in the kitchen a second wall of glazing opens on to a hidden and sheltered courtyard area, ideal for al fresco eating or taking in the sun. Upstairs is a secondary seating area and bedroom with ensuite.