A cool and contemporary open plan family house in leafy Leigh Woods.
A 1960s detached family house imaginatively designed and with a versatile footprint and benefitting from an existing planning consent. Rosapenna has been extended and caters well for a wide demographic with a significant ground floor footprint and generous bedroom accommodation on the first floor. Located at the end of a discreet gated drive, there is ample car parking, garaging and low maintenance terraces and gardens which offer excellent seclusion, privacy and views over Ashton Court Gate House and Dundry. The property has been upgraded during the tenure of the present owners and offers an excellent open plan arrangement with solar gain from significant windows and doors and a South East, North West orientation to front and rear respectively.
The reception hall is the central axis to the home with principal rooms lying directly off. There is a bespoke front door with opaque leaded oriel inset and Travertine floors which extend throughout the circulation area and into the majority of the ground floor. A timber tread and wrought iron balustraded semi-circular staircase (a lasting legacy from the 60s) provides access to the first floor. There are two generous principal rooms; the family room has sliding doors over the front terrace and down lighting. Adjacent is the ground floor bedroom with a dedicated shower room and windows overlooking the fully enclosed rear garden. In the heart of the home, the sitting room has bi-folding doors opening on to the front terrace and alfresco dining area. There is a Gazco 67 Riva Convector fireplace and an interconnecting opening through to the dining area. Beyond is the comprehensive kitchen, ergonomically designed and featuring high gloss wall and base units, Quartz work tops, Quooker taps, a central island with induction hob and solid oak breakfast bar and there are integrated appliances. A sliding door leads to the rear terrace and garden and there is a cloakroom and utility located off the rear hall. The garden room has bi-folding doors off the dining area in addition to further bi-folds onto the alfresco sun terrace. Constructed from timber with K glass glazing with downlights inset and underfloor heating, this is a wonderful space to enjoy the gardens. The first floor features three bedrooms off the landing which includes a full length perpendicular window, there are low level cupboards, access to the roof void and an airing cupboard. The principal bedroom is dual aspect with a dressing area and an en suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms and these are served by the comprehensive family bathroom.
The property is approached via a gated carriage drive culminating in a double and single garage all with electrically operated roller doors. There is a turning space and an expansive terrace to the front which is bounded by wrought iron balustrading with steps dropping down to the level and shaped garden. The garden has an array of variegated evergreens, plants and trees and these provide not only dappled shade but also privacy.
The rear garden has been heavily landscaped and for low maintenance includes an artificial lawn fringed by cobbles and a raised herbaceous flower border with low level lighting all bounded by a brick and stone wall. A terrace provides an advantageous place to enjoy the late afternoon and evening sun.
Please note photographs dated September 2019.
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A hidden gem, quietly tucked away and on the cusp of the Ashton Court Estate. A must see family home.Richard Brooks