SARK HOUSE in Rustington, West Sussex, was built in the 1930s for the composer George Posford ("Goodnight Vienna" and "Masquerade") and designed in the shape of a grand piano. One end of the 25ft drawing room has a raised stage area, where, presumably Mr Posford entertained his guests, said to include Noel Coward. The house has direct access to the beach and there are four bedrooms, a second sitting room, an original 1950s kitchen which has featured in a homes magazine, a pool and garden. Price pounds 650,000, GA 01903 773131.
THERE'S MORE than enough room for your grand piano in Belmont House, a Grade II, Regency, four-bed villa overlooking the Old Town in Hastings. The owners can testify to that, having their own handsome grand piano standing in the window bay of the drawing room. The house was once owned by Winston Churchill's cousin, Clare Sheridan, the sculptor and writer. It has stripped and waxed pine doors, varnished wooden floors, a wine cellar and a tower room. For sale at pounds 400,000, from Knight Frank, 01892 515035.Reuse content