Charlie Luxton’s Homes By The Sea

Thursdays, At 8PM ET / 5PM PT

Who wouldn’t love the view? HOMES BY THE SEA is a unique tour of Britain’s best coastal properties, led by architectural designer Charlie Luxton. From converted lighthouses to grand seafront terraces, Charlie will explore the remarkable styles and architecture that shape coastal towns and villages across the UK. He’ll also meet with the locals who have escaped the bustle of city living, and design a fantasy home inspired by the local architecture and scenery.

Episodes

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At 8PM ET / 5PM PT

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1) Pembrokeshire

In today’s episode, Charlie is heading to south west Wales and Pembrokeshire.It’s a truly coastal county, surrounded by the sea on three sides and home to Britain’s only national park designated because of its stunning shoreline and scenery.Charlie arrives in Pembrokeshire in the town of Fishguard, on the county’s northern side. The picturesque old harbour area of the town is awash with colourful fisherman’s cottages, built from stone and slate quarried nearby.

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2) DEVON

Architectural designer Charlie Luxton travels to beautiful south Devon to find out why it’s become the most sought after location in Britain to have a seaside home. The first port of call for Charlie is a magnificent cliff top home near Brixham whose contemporary design is stealthily camouflaged amongst the jagged rocks it’s built on. Charlie’s given a guided tour of his amazing home that combines gorgeous stone dating back to the Jurassic period to up-to-the-minute technology.

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3) NORFOLK

Norfolk’s the latest stop on architectural designer Charlie Luxton travels to visit fantastic homes by the sea. Charlie finds that it’s a place where wonderful homes have been created out of buildings constructed for very different purposes. First stop for Charlie is the village of Blakeney, with its flint-clad cottages that are typical of the area’s architecture.

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4) ISLE OF SKYE

Architectural designer Charlie Luxton is following in the footsteps of the bonnie prince and heading to the romantic Isle of Skye to discover more fantastic homes by the sea. Many of the island’s old crofts and black-houses were abandoned in the harsh Highland clearances of the 19th century, but now an influx of newcomers are bringing life back to Skye with contemporary homes based on traditional architecture. First stop for Charlie is to visit Jimmy Lawson and his wife Hanne, and their modern take on a traditional Skye long-house that’s a blend of Scottish simplicity and Scandinavian chic.