Edwardian period semi-detached family house by the sea house for sale


A luminous period family house by the sea

A period semi-detached house full of attractive features

Many period houses in the UK have been stripped of their original features. Fortunately that is not the case in this house.

The house boasts original woodwork throughout including an attractive and rather grand newel post in the hall. There are cornices and ceiling roses in the sitting room and dining room

One distinctive and fun feature is not original but was added in the 1990s. It’s a stained glass mirror designed by a former resident who was, we understand, also a cartoonist for the national press. The window design includes important landmarks in and around Herne Bay including the Reculver towers, the town’s clock tower, King’s Hall auditorium, and of course the pier. 


Features of the house in Herne Bay, Kent
Features of the house in Herne Bay, Kent

The outside of the house also has some nice period features. The windows at the front are not original, they are double glazed, but they retain the original sash style that is characteristic of Edwardian houses. 

Many of the houses in the street and nearby retain elaborately carved barge boards on their front gables. Ours does and we had it, together with all the exterior paintwork and stonework (windowsills) overhauled in 2020. 

Features of the house in Herne Bay, Kent