New build

Roman Landing West Wittering

The site was previously occupied by a very plain bungalow.

The owners decided to replace the bungalow with a new house, which both reflected the very distinctive style of the houses on Roman Landing, and which made the most of its very special location where it has views across to East Head and the Downs in the distance.

The brief stipulated that the roof should be covered with cedar shingles. The local planning authority required that great attention be paid to the scale of the house, so it was decided to keep the roof lines relatively low across the front of the house, and also at the side where it is close to the boundary.

The materials are all very characteristic of the Roman Landing style: the walls are built in facing brickwork which has been painted white, the windows are painted timber casement windows, and the chimney stacks are built in flint and brickwork.

The front of the house is simple and traditional, with dormer windows at first floor level, and an oak and glass porch around the front door.

The back of the house is more unusual and contemporary, with glazed gables proving the rooms at the back of the house with wonderful views.

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