Truly Enormous Family HomeTRULY ENORMOUS FAMILY HOME – I have lived on Penrose Park for a number of years and can honestly say that the area has only gone from strength to strength and continues to do so.
The Arborfield Green development has enhanced things even further with some beautiful public parks, amenities and fantastic schooling now all within easy walking distance.
This design is particularly attractive and is one of only a few on the whole development. The current owners have gone even further and increased the living space along with a stunning loft conversion which creates a beautifully balanced family home ready for you to move in to.
So, on arrival you can’t help but notice that this simply looks like a big home, and an attractive one at that. Walking inside you are greeted with a huge bay fronted reception hall, not just an entrance hall and this makes such a difference. The fireplace adds a real sense of this being its own space and then as you look at the centrally positioned staircase it becomes a piece of feature furniture itself which takes you up to the two further floors.
This space really does set the theme for the rest of the home, great size rooms, lots of light and very very versatile. The adjoining bay window belongs to the study, another lovely room which could easily become a family room or treatment room if you need it to be. You also have a lovely cloakroom all accessed from the reception hall and then you lead through to the rear.
The main living areas then run across the rear which is exactly what you would want. The huge kitchen / dining and family space extends to just over 20 feet in width with windows and doors giving views and access to the established gardens which makes family life and entertaining so easy.
The kitchen area itself is extensive and well fitted with maple colour units and contrasting work surfaces, many of the appliances are integrated. A doorway then leads from here through to a good size utility so you have somewhere to shut the door on when needed. The family / dining space is then open plan so you really can furnish this as it works for you and as family life changes it can change with you.
On to the main sitting room, vast, over 17ft by virtually 16ft so a lovely square shape making it easy to furnish with options but also escapes the long slim living rooms which seem to be more common in other designs. With a huge feature bay window to the rear and further three quarter length windows to the side either side of the fireplace, it really does allow the light to pour in.
Moving to the first floor you have four bedrooms and three bathrooms / shower rooms with a beautifully created gallery style landing. The master suite and bedroom two both have en suites, with bedrooms three and four being serviced by the large family bathroom. All the rooms here are doubles which is quite rare and we have two more to go unless you have other plans for the stunning top floor.
The impressive staircase then opens up further to the second floor which will leave you staggered. The central landing area accesses a large shower room and also has doors to either side to access two further bedrooms or you can create a stunning suite, games room or annexe. The larger of these two rooms is an impressive 17 feet square so you really do have great options for it to be anything you want it to be. The current owners have seen it change from a bedroom to games room to a teenagers` annexe, so versatility is the thing.
The final room is then a good double room so you can see how this can really work up here. It is also worth noting that there is loft access and you have eaves access all the way around this floor giving excellent storage which everyone needs.
Moving outside we think you’ll continue to be impressed. This plot is really quite equally proportioned with an excellent driveway which not only accesses the detached double garage (which also has loft space) but also gives parking for multiple vehicles so children of a driving age and guests have somewhere to park. You then also have a large established front garden with central lawn which softens the look of the house.
To the rear you have a lovely garden which is clearly a passion for the current owner, the mature borders and general planting are meticulously kept with larger trees giving a great backdrop. The terrace then extends to virtually the full width of the home and gives a great space to relax or entertain.
All in all this is an incredibly well balanced and great size family home which offers really versatile family living. With the general area going from strength to strength, we would recommend you visit here sooner rather than later!