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Fairlead

The full refurbishment of a 1960s house in Reigate, Surrey. The contemporary house had not been updated since the 1980s.

The property has been refurbished internally and externally over several years. Careful remodelling of the internal layouts, new bathrooms and a large open plan kitchen and dining were undertaken to provide a mid 20C styled contemporary interior to compliment the design of the original house.

Situated on the crest of a hill, the property enjoys views to both the north downs two miles to the north as well as glimpses of the south downs some thirty miles to the south.

This unusual property was originally designed as an upside down house with bedrooms at ground floor and living areas on first floor to benefit from these views.

This layout has remained unchanged so that the living areas maintain these views and the internal spaces benefit from higher mono pitched ceilings.

The new kitchen is placed under a huge frameless glass roof light to both flood the space with natural light and increase headroom.