Simon and John purchased a neglected flat in a Grade I listed building on Brighton seafront with a clear vision of restoring its former glory.

Eager to enjoy all the seafront has to offer and walk their dogs along the beach, the couple saw potential in an outdated property that had been butchered over the years. An absolute joy for Ark to work with, Simon and John’s eye for design and a love of interiors ensured a strong focus on design and bespoke solutions.

ArchAngels Architects designed a contemporary living space with period features and a high-end spec. Ark set about removing walls and doors, replacing the garden window with French doors to maximise light throughout the flat. The open plan kitchen-dining-living space created for the couple is just prefect for entertaining friends and family.

A major feature throughout this project was the many bespoke items Ark created in collaboration with the homeowners, including their dream wardrobes based on an image Simon and John found online. Ark joiners meticulously built the bespoke bedroom cupboards. The specialist cornicing fitted throughout adds character and superb period detail. Ark saved as many of the original floorboards as possible, sourcing additional ones to match to ensure a seamless finish once sanded. To keep the flat cosy during the winter months, the original sash windows were refurbished and draft proofed.

Ark tackled the designer bathroom next, which involved gutting the room and installing a state of the art suite. The couple opted for a luxurious walk-in shower with a chic low profile tray. Their decision to tile one wall in grey tiles transforms the room and provides a dramatic backdrop to the high-end suite. The precisely fitted metro wall tiles and Sussex floor tiles add a superb period feel to this modern bathroom. Ark also installed a heated towel rail for maximum comfort. To finish off Ark decorators painted the entire flat including the woodwork and windows.