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Summer Escape: A Seaside Rental in Cornwall

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 27, 2014 01:07 AM
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by Christine Chang Hanway last modified Jun 26, 2014

This carefully restored wing of a Georgian house in Cornwall, England, overlooks the tall ships in Charleston, a historic harbor village designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its spare white walls, pale wood floors, and just-so furnishings old and new, it's filled with timeless design ideas. Known as the  Quay Road Villa , it's also available for rent through Kid & Coe. Classic British seaside holiday, anyone? Images via Kid & Coe.  Above: A painting of a boat in turbulent waters sets the seaside theme in the dining room. Note the wide board floors and arched niches that flank the arched fireplace. Above: The kitchen is stocked with Cornishware, named for the blue sky and white-crested waves of Cornwall. Find out more in Cornishware: The Seaside Classic .  Above: The house has a modern with kitchen with a pleasingly simple materials palette and new equipment. Like the look of the wood counters? See  Remodeling 101: Butcher Block . Above: A series of wood-framed oil paintings and a blue velvet armchair bring seaside colors into a white room. Above: Traditional furniture looks equally at home against the white walls. Above: The house has three bedrooms and one bath; it can sleep up to six people. Above: Vacation reading: Enid Blyton's  Famous Five  kids' books, first published in the 1940s through the early 1960s.   Above: Romantic detailing—brick fireplace and smoky velvet armchair, included—in a crisp white bedroom.  Above: Above the fireplace mantel, an oil painting of a tall ship is flanked by Staffordshire figures.  Above: In the smallest bedroom, a recess in the wall works as a headboard. Above: In the lone bathroom, a floor-to-ceiling white shower curtain envelops a cast-iron bathtub. Above: A gilt mirror presents an interesting contrast to the wood paneling.  Above: Every room has a view. For more details, go to  Kid & Cole . Below: Quay Road in Charlestown, Cornwall, is a 4 1/2-hour drive from London. Looking for other summer escapes in Cornwall?  A Modern Family Home in Cornwall; History Included and A Seaside Loft in Cornwall are both available for rent. And on Gardenista, the quintessential British garden accessory is A Perfect Parasol from Sunbeam Jackie, made in Cornwall.   More Stories from Remodelista Rehab Diary: The Ultimate Houseboat in NYC Island Life: At Home with Tom Scheerer A Swedish Summerhouse Made from Humble Materials






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