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With expansive sea views, Shingle House is ideal if you want to experience the notoriously other-worldly atmosphere of Dungeness on the south Kent coast. As the name suggests, this modern four-bedroom house is surrounded by shingle and not a great deal else, giving it a peaceful remoteness you are bound to appreciate. read more
Part of the Living Architecture project – Shingle House takes full advantage of its unique setting, with large windows and black-stained cedar shingles and timbers reflecting the style of the old fishermen’s huts which line the coast. read more
Described as a living experience rather than a home, the Shingle House is one of six specially commissioned dwellings for Living Architecture, a social enterprise launched by Alain de Botton that is dedicated to the enjoyment of modern architecture (AR August 2010). With designs by Michael and Patty Hopkins, David Kohn, MVRDV, Jarmund/Vigsnæs and Peter Zumthor, the initiative offers holiday homes for rent in some of the most stunning British locations, such as this house at Dungeness, one of the world’s largest expanses of shingle. read more

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