Who thought that an old coastguard tower would make the perfect holiday escape? @thelittlelookout has brought this out-of-the-ordinary idea to life, creating the most beautiful staycation in the heart of West Sussex.
Located on Littlehampton seafront, The Little Lookout is a hidden gem. The creative mind behind this project, Leila, has transformed the tower into something quite special for families and friends alike. The tower, built back in 1931, was left derelict for over ten years before its renovation took place, with Leila’s project that came into completion in June 2021.
Across four floors, the space is made up of a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living space, finished off with a balcony offering tremendous oceanic views- a place of true tranquility. Find our Lusso products within this amazing tower, including our beautiful stone baths, basins, and stunning Brushed Gold finishes. Read below as Leila tells us all about her project, the inspiration behind it, and the reason she chose Lusso Stone to decorate The Little Lookout…
Can you give us some background on The Little Lookout project?
We’d seen The Little Lookout (formerly known as the old coastguard tower) pop up at auction for sale a couple of times over the years and had always been intrigued by it, but it was never the right time for us as we were always too busy tied up with other projects. Then out of the blue a couple of years back it came up for sale again with an agent, the timing was right and we just decided to bite the bullet and get it! Littlehampton is so up and coming, close to neighbouring cities Arundel, Chichester, Brighton and with close transport links to London, we just knew it would make the perfect holiday getaway.
Where did you get the inspiration from for The Little Lookout when choosing to renovate the old coastguard tower?
We took our inspiration from the lookout’s surroundings. We wanted to keep the interiors natural, earthy, and as environmentally friendly as we could, but also luxurious & durable enough for rental. We kept things fairly neutral, choosing to keep some internal steels on show in their natural state, we also choose to keep the top floor vaulted ceiling exposed in its natural material as that was the only original part of the tower that we could save during the renovation. We hand-built the kitchen in a birch ply and replicated this in the bedroom too, building the bed frame and storage unit in the same material to keep things minimal and have a sense of flow throughout.
The brushed gold and matte white interior is stunning, what inspired you to choose this theme?
What attracted you to Lusso Stone products to use for your project?
We were first attracted to Lusso Stone around five years ago, its simplicity and quality stood out ahead of any other competitor and we were so impressed we’ve continued to use the range in all of our projects since then.
What is your favourite Lusso Stone product you have used for the project?
This is the first time we’ve used the accessories in the bathroom range and we are so pleased we did, the small touches and details have really finished off the room and given it an extra luxe finish, we’ve already had several comments on the gold toilet brush!
How was your experience dealing with deliveries and customer service from Lusso Stone?
We are always extra impressed with Lusso’s customer service. Everything from ordering, delivery times, and communication is always on point, we’ve never ever been disappointed.
Do you have any more projects planned for the future?
We are currently working on another project, we were so impressed with the brushed gold we are using that again, we also have something else in the pipeline, a beach renovation project that we will be trying out the luxe silk matte white range!
Who else would love a stay at The Little Lookout?
Photo Credit: Julia Toms