This Refurbished Ambulance Station Might Be the Most Spectacular Home in England

A refurbished ambulance station from the 1950s, this home in East Sussex, England, is a glorious merging of cottage-y rusticism with the space and luxuriousness of a suburban mansion.


The 2,300-square-foot, 4-bedroom residence utilizes much of the station’s loft-like space as a large communal living area, with the bedrooms accessible via a long hallway.


Interior architect Marta Nowicka used an assortment of rough, unfinished materials like concrete, stainless steel, oak, timber and marble to accent the home’s original exposed brick walls and industrial flare.

Despite the home’s minimalist, modern feel, every effort was made to help preserve the building’s character. The front doors, for instance, were carefully removed and refurbished to main their integrity.


The result is an abode that’s somewhat forward-leaning, somewhat nostalgic, and wholly and utterly desirable.



Photography: Vojteck Ketz