Shingle House, a new and holiday-hire haven of warmth and homeliness in the barren British desert that is Dungeness
Shingle House, Dungeness
Standing out on the landscape like a cartoon drawing in silhouette, the Shingle House is all pitched triangular roof and oblong base
The tar and simple structure are traditional features in these parts, so the otherwise starkly contemporary design blends in surprisingly well
Its huge windows are like glowing squares of orange light on the black-tarred shingle façade
The main structure consists of three distinct parts.
In the first is the kitchen...
and dining area..
..which overlooks a hidden courtyard area, sheltered and private
Next up is the bathhouse – a feature that will have many a resident queuing quite happily for its pleasures, with its beautiful sunken black concrete bath looking out to sea.
Finally, the sizeable living and sleeping area, which includes three double bedrooms and a cosy living area on the ground floor
Upstairs is a fourth bedroom..
..and a mezzanine living room where guests are likely to lose hours simply staring through the picture window at the mesmerizing view