Ultra-modern masterpiece in booming Malton is a joy to live in
BUILT in 2003, Sycamore House is one of an exclusive clutch of contemporary properties close to Malton town centre.
Designed by local architects Bramhall Blenkharn, who are known for their innovative approach, and built by Quicksilver developments, the property won an RIBA Award and still looks strikingly modern.
Owners Sally and Peter Robinson bought it off-plan after being captivated by the concept and they have no regrets.
They downsized from a large Victorian home in Old Malton and have enjoyed living in a lightfilled, energy-efficient house.
“The old place was a bit like the Forth Bridge and we wanted a modern house that would be easier to maintain. We also fancied a change and this was it. There wasn’t anything very modern in Malton until this was built,” says Sally.
She and Peter had a fresh start with furniture that would suit their new surroundings and invested in a host of new pieces, including a sofa from B&B Italia.
“We wanted the interior to match the look of the exterior,” says Sally, who adds:
“It’s an incredibly light house and it has lovely views, especially from the main bedroom where you can see the sunsets and the Yorkshire Moors.”
The five-bedroom property is set over three floors and has underfloor heating, full-height windows allowing glimpses and views of the landscape, limestone floors, bespoke stainless steel and glass staircase; and a large roof terrace accessed from the second floor. Windows are double-glazed in red cedar timber frames
On the ground floor, there is a glazed hall/morning room, cloakroom and utility, breakfast kitchen plus a large, open plan living space with sitting and dining zones plus glazed doors leading out into the garden.
On the first floor, there is a guest bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further bedroom and the house bathroom. The top floor is arranged as a spectacular master bedroom suite with shower room and a dressing room, which could also be used as a fifth bedroom.
This level also benefits from access to a front balcony and a large rear-facing roof terrace with superb views.
Outside to the front, there is a gravelled parking area along with a silver birch and a sycamore tree. There is a large garden to the rear and a double garage.
Sally and Peter are selling to downsize to a smaller home.
“We are getting older so we want to move to something that will better suit our needs ,” says Sally. “This house will be a hard act to follow and I hope we can find something that is as light and airy as this.”
*Malton is enjoying a renaissance thanks to its location just off the A64 close to countryside and coast. It bills itself as Yorkshire’s culinary capital and is preparing for its food festival is on May 18 and 19.