16th century gatehouse, Hove

First-time buyers Louis and Sarah undertook a stunning transformation of a 500-year-old gatehouse in East Sussex to create a modern broken-plan living, dining come kitchen space that retains elements of its 16th century heritage.

Dark timber beams have been stripped back and lightened, adding character and fusing the living area with the kitchen.  Soft grey shaker kitchen cabinets and timber worktops are complemented by copper fixtures and fittings, including an instant boiling water tap, to add an industrial edge. A range cooker offset with colourful patterned tiles makes good use of a recessed space, while a large, single-bowl ceramic sink completes the classic contemporary look.

The kitchen was featured on Channel 4’s property makeover series, George Clarke’s Old House, New Home.

Franke Products
Franke’s Omni 4-in-1 instant boiling water tap in copper was chosen to add an industrial touch that complements the property’s period features. It is paired with a large single bowl Belfast BAK 710 white ceramic sink, which is both stylish and practical in a space that’s made for entertaining.

Beets Pulse and Thyme photography