Although it’s formidable from the outside, Martyn, a specialist in Russian art, and his partner Käthe have created a calm, family home within. Käthe is an artist and the daughter of renowned artists, Eric Doitch and Mary Fitzpayne. 

the kitchen units are made up of professional catering equipment

the kitchen units are made up of professional catering equipment

the art in the drawing room is by Käthe’s parents

the art in the drawing room is by Käthe’s parents

the pots are part of her extensive collection

the pots are part of her extensive collection

the plan chest in Käthe’s upstairs

the plan chest in Käthe’s upstairs

the huge printing press in the basement studio

the huge printing press in the basement studio

the white-painted staircase

the white-painted staircase

the loo has panoramic views over the Hastings roof tops

the loo has panoramic views over the Hastings roof tops

the white tiled bathroom has a free-standing bath and walk-in shower

the white tiled bathroom has a free-standing bath and walk-in shower

the oil painting, by her mother, is of Käthe as a baby

the oil painting, by her mother, is of Käthe as a baby

shelves display books and more of the pot collection

shelves display books and more of the pot collection

view into the master bedroom

view into the master bedroom

Martyn’s study

Martyn’s study

he garden, built over different levels, is divided into rooms

he garden, built over different levels, is divided into rooms

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  • pictures: David Merewether
  • styling: Lucy Fleming

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