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fronts are each made up of nine pieces of wood, while the substantial appliances do justice to the scale of the kitchen. Oak floors – which run right through the ground floor – anchor the classic powder blue and white colour scheme here.” Whether strolling past ornate circular columns on one of the verandahs, playing billiards in the panelled sportsroom or swimming in the seafront pool, this home exudes both craftsmanship and luxury. Traditional, rambling and quiet it provides the ideal upmarket retreat by the sea. Facing page, top and above: The kitchen combines traditional woodworking detail with large state-ofthe-art appliances. Even the small breakfast table beside the kitchen island has ornately carved legs. A crisp white subway tile forms the splashback, another nod to a classic American kitchen. Left: A loggia tucked between the conservatory and main living spaces provides shelter from on-shore winds. This is only a few steps from the kitchen and a wine room. The building behind is the garage annex. This follows the same detailing – such as the circular window – as the main home. search | save | share at