A stunning 'Arts and Crafts' family house in a prime location offering exceptional family accommodation, with an inspirational architect-designed extension.
The current owners of this impressive period house have undertaken a bold programme of renovation to create a statement property with a superb contemporary glazed extension which maximises the distribution of natural light and merges seamlessly with the original.
Hollin House enjoys a tucked-away positon within a private gated driveway off Court Road, within the sought-after Molyneux Park area on the western edge of Tunbridge Wells. The mainline station and town centre are about a mile away and there is a wide choice of well-regarded schools in the vicinity, including the sought-after Kent grammar schools.
The original 1907 Edwardian building forms the major portion of the property and features many interesting Elizabethan and Jacobean influences, including a formal canopied front entrance with a wide oak door fitted with substantial wrought-iron work and opening into an oak panelled entrance hall providing access to the inspirational ground floor living space.
The generously-proportioned accommodation with its high ceilings and big picture windows is immaculately presented with designer fixtures and fittings complementing the period features, including fireplaces, oak flooring and Chadder & Co luxury bathrooms.
The ground floor comprises a characterful sitting room, a study to the front, a principal family room featuring attractive basket-weave parquet flooring and a light-filled kitchen/breakfast/dining room, with vaulted ceiling and large glazed doors opening out to the terrace.
The high specification fittings in this substantial room include a freestanding Hansen Walnut kitchen comprising a huge central work station, a stainless steel sink with boiling water tap, two Fisher and Paykel dishwashers and a Gaggenau flexible induction hob. A bank of wall units houses Gaggenau appliances, including an American-style fridge/freezer, combi/microwave, steam oven, electric oven, warming drawer and a Stuv wall-mounted glazed fire place, with barbecue attachment.
A utility room/drying room provides significant, practical, domestic space, with a cloakroom and shower room off, a rear door to the garden and an alternative front entrance.
A large dual aspect master bedroom is located on the first floor of the new wing and features tall windows to either side, a vaulted ceiling and a luxury bath/shower room, with an adjacent fully-fitted dressing room.
A glazed walkway also links through to the original house, with a bank of contemporary wardrobes making good use of space.
Five further double bedrooms, all enjoying an attractive outlook, are arranged over the first and second floors, one featuring an impressive en suite bath/shower room.
The property has the benefit of a Lutron lighting control system in the kitchen, under floor heating to the ground floor and extension, and a Bowers and Wilkins home audio system.
Hollin House enjoys a tucked away position, with a long shared private driveway approach from Court Road.
A sheltered landscaped garden lies to the rear, with a wide terrace trimmed by Portugese laurel hedging and accessed from the principal rooms. The terrace incorporates a sliding decked cover over an Endless Pools Swim Spa, with propulsion system.
A good-sized level lawn is flanked by well-planted borders and panel fencing and the garden is screened by hedging, creating a good level of privacy, with several mature oaks and coniferous trees.
To the front, is an impressive formal approach to the original front entrance with box topiary and hedging flanking the pathways and there is a substantial attached garage and a parking area for several cars off the driveway.
The property also enjoys the benefit of private use of the gated Molyneux Park Gardens, providing excellent outdoor space close-by.
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Amazing architecture, both old and new, creating a large family house of great style, tucked-away in a central location in Tunbridge Wells, within a nice walk to the station.Robert Jacobs