A truly unique contemporary house in a highly regarded market town.
Leybourne House offers the rare opportunity to purchase a contemporary Cotswold home located in Stow-on-the-Wold. Contextually designed relative to place, the seamless blend of traditional Cotswold forms with contemporary elements creates a unique and spacious architectural home.
At the front of the building a stone louvre gives reference to the site's former use as a limestone quarry, whilst also producing a subtle, dappled lighting effect in the evenings.
A wrap around perimeter strip window separates the lower Cotswold stone walls from the upper roof producing a lightweight floating effect, which is enhanced by the incorporation of Siberian larch timber.
The front door opens into a bright, light filled entrance hall with storage cupboards and a cloakroom. A large roof light at the top of the stairwell allows light to flood into this double height space. Steps lead down to a large pocket door which slides away to reveal the heart of the home. The kitchen/sitting/dining room features high ceilings with large glass doors which open to the terrace which runs the length of the rear elevation. A centrally placed double-sided Stuv wood burner acts as a room divider and comes complete with fully retractable glass panels.
The bespoke, handmade kitchen is crafted from American white ash and hand treated to retain the beautiful light rustic tone of the timber. Counter tops are finished in white quartz, whilst a substantial waterfall island unit houses the Miele oven, hob and Tapen Yaki hot plate. The kitchen comes complete with integrated Miele appliances throughout and a Grohe Stainless steel double sink, mixer and pull-down sprayer.
The use of natural American White Ash, specified throughout the property, creates a minimal yet warm aesthetic.
The first-floor features three excellent double bedrooms. The rear bedroom incorporates a south facing balcony with views towards St Edward's Church. Bedroom three benefits from a vaulted ceiling and stylish en-suite.
From the lower first floor landing, a door opens to reveal a staircase to the principal bedroom on the top floor. This split-level room has great visual impact. Steps lead up to the en-suite bathroom with a free-standing contemporary stone bath acting as the focal point. A door leads to a cloakroom and there is a range of built-in cupboards.
Electric timber gates open to gravelled parking for several cars and an electric charging point. The main garden lies to the rear and can be reached via steps which lie to both sides of the property. The garden is laid to lawn with a decked terrace and flower bed along the rear wall containing bamboo and specimen ornamental trees. The entire property is enclosed with stone walls, hedging and slatted Siberian larch timber fencing.
Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected. Gas fired central heating. Underfloor heating to ground floor. Radiators to remaining floors. Telephone line subject to BT transfer regulations.
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What's the best thing about Leybourne House? The contemporary architecture, the exciting layout, the use of materials, the light that floods in ......! Love this house.Charlotte Mason