A magnificent, generously proportioned, contemporary six bedroom family house with stunning south-facing landscaped gardens - in all about 0.83 of an acre.
The Ponds is an architectural masterpiece, constructed and designed in 2015/16 by the current owners as their dream family home. There is an attention to detail in both design and fittings that is evident throughout and is truly outstanding.
This outstanding family house is constructed of mellow brick, with deep square bays to the front housing large picture windows, all surmounted by a slate roof.
The accommodation has been thoughtfully laid out over three floors. Each room is sizeable and is adorned with contemporary fittings to provide a cutting edge, modern home, with a real designer feel to it. Ted Todd European oak flooring has been fitted to the entrance hall, living room, laundry room and master bedroom.
The front door opens into a galleried entrance hall, with the rear wall made up almost entirely of glass, with a log burning stove sitting centrally which can also be viewed from the adjacent external terrace/alfresco dining area. A door leads to the WC, with a modern oak and wrought-iron staircase to the first floor, with concrete stairs to the lower level ground floor. The two main reception rooms are to the left of the hall.
To the rear, south-facing elevation sits the living room, with two mainly glazed walls with access to the terrace, a feature fireplace and oak parquet floor. The media room sits to the front of the house and has a large projector screen, surround sound and built-in fridge.
Concrete steps lead from the hall to the huge kitchen breakfast room, which is open-plan to the dining room. The kitchen is bespoke Hetherington Newman and has polished concrete worktops and a concrete tiled floor. There is a large central island unit with Mercury range, six ring gas hob, extractor above and attached copper breakfast bar. The kitchen is fitted with Gaggenau fridge and freezers, wine fridge, two dishwashers, built-in bin stores and pan drawers, and Quooker boiling and cold tap
The dining room has a black and white tiled floor and two glazed elevations with views and door to the terrace and gardens. From the kitchen, doors lead to a well fitted pantry with door to the front. There is also a fully fitted boot room with door to the integral double garage, which in turn has a door to the rear gardens.
The first floor houses the incredible principal bedroom suite, which is over two floors. The bedroom is opulent in size and is open to the eaves, with double doors to a south-facing terrace with far-reaching garden views. There is a large en suite shower/wet room and stairs from the bedroom leading to the second floor, with a large dressing room, sink and separate free-standing bath overlooking the rear gardens and rural views beyond.
There are four further generously proportioned double bedrooms, all of which have modern en suite shower/wet rooms, with bedroom two accessed by a library area, having a mezzanine storage level.
The second floor houses bedroom six, which is open-plan to the study area, offering a huge flexible space that would make an ideal games room or staff accommodation, with some alteration (subject to the necessary consents being obtained).
The bedroom is served by a bathroom that has a door back to the principal suite dressing room, offering further flexibility.
An impressive set of solid black electric gates with brick pillars to either side open into a gravel parking and turning area to the front of the house and integral double garaging. Surrounding the parking is an area of lawn with a timber fence and hornbeam trees screening the road from view. A granite sett path leads to the front door, with a formal parterre with clipped dwarf hedging and steps leading down to a semicircular raised bed. The gardens wrap around each gable end, with the majority of the gardens lying to the rear, south-facing elevation, with numerous areas of interest. A wide concrete terrace with barbecue and pizza oven is accessible from the dining room.
The terrace abuts a raised timber decked seating area with planted area behind, with brick steps leading up to the rear lawns. This area is partly shaded by two ancient oak trees. A further terrace/sun trap area is accessed by a door from the living room, with views of the rear lawns.
The manicured lawns sweep away from the house and lead to a fenced vegetable patch with raised planted beds. Lying behind the vegetable patch is a large orchard area with pear and apple trees. There is a greenhouse and a timber garden shed within the garden. The gardens are well-screened from view by mature specimen trees, timber fencing and pleached hornbeam trees, providing a high degree of privacy. There is a Control4 sound system to the garden terrace.
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The Ponds really is one of the most outstanding builds I have seen, with meticulous attention to detail.Ellis McQueenProperty agent