Ul­tra-mod­ern mas­ter­piece in boom­ing Mal­ton is a joy to live in

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY - Sy­camore House, Mid­dle­cave Road, Mal­ton Price: £495,000 Con­tact: Cun­dalls, tel : 01653 697820, www.cun­dalls.co.uk

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.

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