STRANGEWAY HOUSE, SANDGATE
This property is Grade II listed building virtually on the beach at Sandgate. No major changes had to been made to the building since the 1930’s.
Clague’s part was to propose a curvaceous extension to provide the dining room and kitchen with sundeck above, which
maximised the superb sea views and sun which this property enjoys. The problem was how to extend the property without losing the view from the sea-facing rooms of this relatively narrow house. The key views were oblique from the rear windows and therefore a arrow extension was designed, adjoining the rear elevation which thickens to a rounding off to form the dining room.
Clever detailing and engineering allows the extension to open on to a sun deck. The external staircase which rises over the rainwater harvesting tank gives access to an upper deck which is completely private due to the carefully designed curved wall. The deck gives access to the ‘infinity’ master bedroom and shower which can become an outdoor shower following a swim in the sea.