A tastefully designed eco-friendly 6 bedroom home with a combination of space and elegance in a beautiful private location on Humberston Avenue.
This is a spacious modern eco-home, built eight years ago to the previous owner’s exacting standards to be supremely flexible. Lovely entertaining spaces retain an intimate feel, while bedroom accommodation is generous and beautifully appointed. This is a remarkable house, inspired and inspiring, and not to be missed.
Making use of natural light and modern construction techniques, the house boasts a stunning open plan kitchen and dining area connected to a large lounge with which it shares a double aspect fireplace. All downstairs rooms have underfloor heating. Solar panels and a new heating system (including a hybrid air-source heat pump) provide a highly energy efficient solution, benefitting from long-term Government incentives on power generation. On the ground floor there is also a utility room, games/cinema/family room and a guest bedroom suite, plus stairs to the office or games room above the garage. On the first floor, there are three further bedrooms (two are fully en-suite) as well as a fourth room currently used a gym / yoga room with a separate sauna and sharing access to a large shower with Bedroom 3. A well-tended garden and ample parking space complete an idyllic picture.
Once through the wood-panelled electric gates, the striking atrium style front door and hall take centre stage. To the left lies the garage, with plenty of outside parking space on the block-paved driveway. To the right, lawns lead to the southern end of the house and a secluded Japanese garden. There is a raised paved area, shaded by the carefully disguised solar panels. At the rear, the garden is split between lawn and paved or gravel surfaces, with a gate leading into the lane which runs behind the property. Paving runs around the southern part of the house, providing additional space for outdoor seating.
The front of the house faces west. On entering the house, it is the light and elegance which is most striking. The double height front wall of the hallway is all glass, letting daylight through into both hall and landing. An open-frame staircase adds to the lightness of touch which is typical of the whole house. Setting the tone for the rest of the ground floor, polished ceramic tiles run from the hallway into adjacent rooms. There is direct access to the living room, kitchen & dining area, utility room, guest suite and the games/cinema/family room
Cooking, dining, entertaining and relaxing – endless ways to enjoy your home
Kitchen & breakfast room, dining room and lounge all work together to create a remarkable living space which is both elegant and practical. They work perfectly as a combined space, while also providing discreet zones for living comfortably.
A common thread for all three areas is high ceilings and natural light The three rooms each have French windows to the outside; the dining room faces east, the kitchen/breakfast room, south, and the lounge faces west across the front garden. The lounge and dining area are partially separated by a slate faced wall, in which is embedded a dual aspect wood burning stove-cum-fireplace. In the dining room, the polished granite table is fixed, with plenty of space on all surrounding sides.
In the kitchen a window overlooks the back garden, while the entire south wall is glazed, with central French windows. The large central island includes the electric hob, an additional sink including instant boiling water tap, and a built-in breakfast table. The kitchen has an elegantly clean look and is very well appointed with two ovens, microwave oven, steam oven, a wine cooler and very generous storage.
To complement natural light, all three rooms have carefully oriented ceiling and hanging lights, including mood settings, for the late evenings and darker months…..
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