We're delighted that ''The Suttons'', a beach house in Camber, East Sussex has been shorlisted as one of the final six homes for The Sunday Times British Homes Awards. The ceremony will take place on the 19th of September 2019.
The Suttons is a newly built beach house in Camber Sands, East Sussex. Camber Sands is famous for its fantastic expanse of sandy beach surrounded by undulating sand dunes which are designated as a SSSI site. The house design evolved around several key principles; a functional family space, a building that can withstand the extreme environment, maximising the incredible views and working to highly sustainable principles.
The design of the house creates varied pockets of external space at ground level to offer shelter from the sun and shelter from wind and rain during the ever changing extreme weather. There are several balconies at first floor level which again offer sheltered seating, along with a roof terrace on the second floor. The roof terrace is surrounded by planted beds, a wildflower and shingle roof and an outdoor fireplace. The landscaping was an essential aspect to the project to bed the property into its unique surroundings and to create a gentle transition from the sandy beach, up onto the shingle and through to the private outdoor spaces.
Internally there are large open plan family spaces on the ground floor with views out across the beach to the English channel and direct access to the beach. There is also a first floor family space which offers privacy but still gives fantastic views out to sea.