Western Avenue is the latest project by Clark Estates, arguably the finest home ever built in Branksome Park.
It sits amidst a beautiful one acre plot with private front and rear gardens, all landscaped to an extremely high standard. The driveway, which is enclosed by remote control gates, meanders through the grounds and leads to an over-sized double garage as well as the entrance to the house.
The house itself is the result of a simply stunning design by an award-winning architect and it is imposing but elegant. Highly quality but innovative construction utilises the latest high-tech materials alongside large expanses of glass which maximise views of the exceptional setting.
The foyer leads to a spectacular galleried atrium which connects the main living areas and this magnificent space features a stone clad staircase with a structural glass balustrade. The natural light which bathes the area permeates throughout the house and adds to the feeling of spaciousness.
The ground floor accommodation boasts dramatic high ceilings and volumous rooms, which are unique in the area for such a modern house. The highly contemporary kitchen is equipped with a full complement of integrated appliances by Miele and the fitted units are from one of the latest ranges by Rational. For serious chefs there is even separate professional kitchen equipped with all mod cons including a large stainless range by Wolf and a stainless steel Sub Zero fridge / freezer.
In keeping with today’s lifestyles there is an informal dining and an informal sitting area / family room in close proximity to the kitchen plus a study and a gym with associated shower and changing room. The generously proportioned indoor swimming pool connects directly to the rear terrace.
The formal living area is some 51’ in length and incorporates at stunning bespoke fireplace with “living” flames. One end of the end of the room is dedicated to formal dining from where one can view the superbly fitted and climate controlled wine cellar, which will hold some 900 bottles of fine wine!
The first floor features four luxury bedrooms (all ensuite) and in addition to a useful sitting area on the galleried landing there is a discreet enclosure housing a fridge, a coffee machine and a zip tap with instant boiling water, ideal for early mornings or late night snacks!
The master bedroom must surely be the last word in luxury and in addition to his and hers walk in wardrobes there is a huge private sun terrace for private sun bathing or it would make an ideal outside “sitting area” with room for a whole suite of furniture.
As one would expect for such a house, the specification is second to none. In addition to concrete floors and under-floor heating there is a fully programmable intelligent Creston lighting system , an integrated audio system and highly effective polished plaster effects are evident throughout. Oversize doors with invisible fixings are finished in walnut and luxury floor finishes include limestone and seamless hi-tech resins in a variety of colours. An automatic passenger lift connects both floors. The green credentials of the house are also very good and include solar as well as photo-voltaic panels and harvesting of rain water.
This is an exceptional house has been built to the highest possible standard and in our opinion it eclipses everything built in the area to date. Viewing is strictly by appointment but highly recommended.
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