Unique conversion on the semi-rural village outskirts.
Understood to date from 1934/5 and formerly an ammunitions factory, The Armoury was previously used as a squash court before being converted in 2012 by the current owners. In keeping with the property's history, this unique house has been cleverly converted to create a superb family home with every consideration for modern comfort and a contemporary, industrial feel - exposed brick work, concrete wall finishes and commercial-grade laminate flooring sit alongside stylish bathroom suites, stunning statement light fittings, a bespoke staircase and a clever use of glazing throughout. In addition, there is a comprehensive home automation system, underfloor heating, LED lighting, and a fresh air ventilation system with air conditioning on the first floor.
The house is arranged with the bedrooms on the ground floor and an open-plan living area on the first floor. A wide glazed door set in a striking two-storey glazed curtain wall opens to the entrance hall, which features a beautiful contemporary light fitting, an open-tread staircase rising to the first floor and further fibre optic lighting creating a novel star-effect on the ceiling. The principal bedroom has a good range of built in storage and an en suite shower room with twin basins and a skylight; bedrooms two and three are served by a family bathroom with suite including a freestanding bath and separate shower. Also on the ground floor is a useful laundry room with space for appliances, open to a fully tiled utility/wet room.
The first floor is entirely open plan, flooded with natural light by way of a huge glass lantern extending across the majority of the roof, and an expanse of bi-fold windows to the southern elevation. It offers a stylish modern living area with some lovely far-reaching rural views and the versatility to create various seating, dining and work spaces. The kitchen is fitted with a range of high end matt units and a large central island, with composite worktops and various integrated appliances; there are two pairs of French doors, one with a Juliet balcony and one open to a larger balcony.
The Armoury is approached from Warninglid Lane via a driveway which leads to a walled parking area ahead of the garaging, and an expanse of terrace adjoining the front of the house. The detached garage offers two parking bays and a workshop housing the utilities for the house.
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With the open plan first floor, I think the owners have achieved something extraordinary - it is truly unique.Rohan Vines