Smooth as silk
Sometimes letting someone else make design decisions doesn’t work so well, but Emma Goodwin has found a home that has been so well thought out it is perfect in many ways.
An eye for detail and attention to everything has been given to this simply beautiful fourbedroom home set in a cul de sac with views that seem to reach to the ends of the earth. Stunning from the road and delightful inside, there is so much to marvel at here and so little to stop you reaching for the contract. Solidly constructed in Linea board and plaster over brick, this is a subtly elegant home.
The current owners spent painstaking hours ensuring every double-glazed window, door and element of the home was going to work, so that when they moved in there were no nasty surprises. They did a wonderful job, even down to how doors open to make the most of space.
A spacious hallway is the first thing that greets you, as you enter through the front door. It welcomes you into the house, drawing you further into its sanctuary.
Large expanses of glass, in the form of both stacking doors and windows, show off the views and let enormous amounts of light into the home.
With two living areas that both open up to the outdoors to choose from, there are options at your disposal. One can be closed off from the hall and kitchen but opens on to a private walled garden, making it ideal for sophisticated dinner parties.
The other sits just off the exceptionally well-designed and -appointed kitchen and is a calm and friendly space that is ideal for breakfasts, informal catch-ups with friends or just relaxing in the sunshine that streams through the windows. Sitting here you will be amazed at the amount of birdlife that comes to visit. It’s possible to forget that you are just six minutes from town.
A wrap-around boardwalk-style deck just about doubles your living area and is sun drenched and spacious enough for two outdoor seating areas and a barbecue without being cluttered.
The main bedroom really deserves to be called a master, as it is a testimony to some careful planning. Perfect lighting, a large walk-in wardrobe cum dressing room and luxury en suite sets this space head and shoulders above others.
The other three bedrooms are doubles, two with built-in double wardrobes and a single wardrobe in the other one.
The family bathroom has a deep bath, a large shower and is tastefully tiled in milk chocolate tones underfoot and white on the walls.
The chocolate tiles are repeated in other areas in the house, such as at the front door, in the kitchen and at the doorways to the outside. The colour matches the soft, deep carpet that yields deliciously underfoot.
Gas heating, cooking and hot water, a Moisturemaster system, large double garage with plenty of storage space and a low-maintenance garden, with privacy thanks to the property’s clever placement and design, this is a home that is not only lovely, it’s extremely liveable, too.