Extensive renovations have created a stunning two-storey home that will last you a lifetime and cope with all circumstances, says Emma Goodwin.
After doing all the hard work and creating the perfect home, the owners of this house are moving on to a lifestyle property. This means that all their efforts are going to be to someone else’s advantage – and it could be yours.
High-quality materials have been used throughout the home, with an eye to durability and easy maintenance.
A plaster-and-brick exterior has ensured that little labour will have to go into its upkeep. And inside the house, too, a quick tour will be enough to convince you that you won’t have to spend all your free time fixing things up.
American oak cabinets in the kitchen will delight the cook in the family, who will also appreciate the generous amount of cupboard space. All those bits and pieces that you wanted to buy, but didn’t have room for, can now be put on the shopping list.
Blinds allow you to regulate the sunlight, and the double sink and ample granite bench-top give you plenty of work space.
With two family-sized living areas, a conservatory and a dining room, you will have plenty of scope when arranging your furniture and planning your activities.
The conservatory has access to the garden, where there is a gazebo for those long, lazy summer afternoons.
A combination of underfloor heating, throughout the ground floor, and heat pumps will ensure the indoor temperature is always at optimum level.
There are two bedrooms downstairs, served by a bathroom, a separate toilet and a shower room – facilities that will be welcomed by anyone who hates having to wait their turn in the morning.
Large linen cupboards, under-stair storage areas and cloakrooms will enable you to keep everything tidy. But if you have larger objects that so far haven’t fitted anywhere, don’t despair.
The garage is huge, with more than enough floor space for two cars. And behind it there is yet another room that could be used as a workshop, a home office, or a hobby room.
If everything you have seen so far isn’t enough to capture your heart, a trip upstairs may seal the deal.