From time to time, we are lucky enough to work on a truly stunning property and Gorse Hill in Aldeburgh fits that description: it has a beautiful garden, lots of space, is just minutes from the beach and has a sea view.

A very special living space

Our work on this seven-bedroom Arts and Crafts property involved a comprehensive refurbishment across many parts of the house working closely with an interior designer to create a very special living space. Downstairs a dividing wall in the kitchen was removed to open the space up and create a single, large room with a breakfast area at one end. We also installed a large island and an Aga with bespoke tile design.

Upstairs another dividing wall was removed to create a big master bedroom and double-aspect en suite bathroom. Central heating was also installed in the bathroom where we raised the floor to hide the pipes and enable a view out to sea from the bathtub.

French polishing

The Charles Clarke team was also involved in the work to refurbish the wooden staircase, which had been in a dilapidated state but was brought back to life. Downstairs, a great deal of cleaning and French polishing work took place restoring the woodwork, panelling and original doors, while some windows were replaced. Other additions we made to the house included rewiring and new hearths. The owners were completely thrilled with the end result – a beautiful home that was in keeping with its period character but had a contemporary feel throughout the interior.

If you would like to know more about some of the projects Charles Clarke & Son has been involved in or have a building project you would like to discuss with us, please get in touch on either 01473 735317 or