Stunning award-winning home set in the valley of the Dorset Ridgeway.
This inspirational home, stunning in its simplicity of design, is set to become an iconic house of the future. Designed by world-renowned architect Hakim Kennouchi of WKK Architects, it was built in 2000 and subsequently won an award in 2002 from Weymouth Civic Society. Designed to integrate the inside with the outside, ensuring it blends seamlessly with its surroundings and creating the most wonderfully inspiring sense of space and light. It sits in a leafy plot of approximately two acres, enjoying a high degree of privacy and located in one of the prettiest villages in the area.
The main house accommodation is arranged across two floors, one with access to decking and the other to the upper floor balcony overlooking the landscaped gardens. Most of the principal rooms are south and west facing and the undoubted feature of the property is the spectacular atrium forming the centrepiece. Equally, the inviting pool room - glimpsed from the ground floor - forms a wonderful entertainment space. In summary the accommodation on the ground floor provides the atrium-sitting room, which is almost 2000 sq ft in size (and has rain sensitive overhead windows and a contemporary living flame gas fire accessed from both sides of the chimney breast). The remaining rooms comprise a snug, family room and study, together with a cloakroom and kitchen (fitted with two ovens, a microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and five burner gas hob). The extensive pool room, with its own air conditioning, has a utility room incorporating a wet room. There is also a separate boiler room.
An architectural staircase and gallery link to the first floor, where there are four bedrooms (including an enchanting turret room), each with its own private shower or bathroom facility.
Adjacent to the main house is the curved annexe beautifully formed to complement the existing design and providing a one bedroom detached unit with kitchen/sitting room with triple doors to the garden, a delightful situation.
Electronically controlled gates with video entry lead to the circular driveway where there is considerable parking space and a double garage. The extensive landscaped gardens follow the theme of simplicity and have been carefully designed to create tranquil spaces and seating areas to follow the sun. A bog garden with timber bridge is adjacent to the south facing terrace, a small area of woodland lies to the rear and a number of graceful mature trees intersperse the level lawn.
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Designed to integrate the inside with the outsideAshley Rawlings