GENEROUS PLOT AND ENVIABLE LOCATION - noir by david cliff - This home has been totally transformed into what is now a truly versatile and quite stunning family home which sits on a much larger than average plot in one of Wokingham’s most premier locations.
Quite often I will ask a seller why they purchased the property for themselves and when I asked our client this time, they said exactly what I knew they would say – the plot and the location. And you can so see why…the garden is fantastic. The whole pot is approaching half an acre and having the opportunity to own a property of this size, on a plot this big, in a road like Sandy Lane simply just does not come around often.
The current owners have created something quite special and you really do need to walk inside here to fully appreciate what is on offer. The secluded setting in Sandy Lane is one that many are still not aware of, a hidden gem of a road. The approach here itself sets the scene well, you have your own space and privacy to the rear giving a wonderful rural feel too, not to mention some fantastic woodland walks.
On arrival the vast sweeping gravel drive allows parking for numerous vehicles so you, your guests and children of a driving age that come and go with their friends will all be accommodated. You also then have a large lawn are which softens things nicely and really gives the frontage you would want in a home of this level.
So moving inside I’ll give you an overview on what has been created here as words really won’t do it justice, scroll through the pictures too and you‘ll have some idea of how impressive this is and then let’s arrange a personal tour.
The entrance hall is as you would want and expect in a family home, room to get inside, get the shoes and coats off or greet your guests, the herringbone style floor is stunning by the way and continues in to the large study. At 14 feet the study could be used for whatever you need it to be, the first example of the versatility of this home.
Moving into the living room you have a beautiful space, almost 18 by 16ft. With two large front aspect windows and further side window the light does pour in, the square nature of the room also allows you options on how you would want to furnish or you can move things around. Towards the end of the living room you have a hidden second study area or maybe play room area for younger children that links through to the kitchen/ living / dining space, this again offers options.
Onto the heart of the home, you’ll be `wowed`. A stunning extension has created the most fantastic kitchen/ living/ dining space with side and rear bi-fold doors which open to give a seamless transition to the terrace and amazing gardens beyond. You`ll also hopefully notice the thought that has gone into this design, the very specific and lit external over hang was created to allow the doors to remain open even when the rain begins on those stuffy days when you simply want some air but remain dry!
The main kitchen area itself has been beautifully fitted with a very current design, light gloss finished handleless units and lovely contrasting work surfaces. The inset induction top with large extractor over and then integrated appliances ensure clean lines throughout with a large separate utility room finished to the same high standards providing a place to close the door on the noisier appliances with doors then to the outside and huge integral double garage. Another sign of the `think of everything` thought process here, you`ll see that a front entrance has been created for the utility so as you pull up on the drive with muddy boots or a dog that has enjoyed rolling in the mud you can walk straight into the utility or boot room .... clever.
Another really nice surprise here is an extra ground floor bedroom suite, this for me would be fantastic for guests so they have their own privacy or indeed those older children who may be coming back at various times of the day or night and don`t want to disturb the rest of the household. The en suite shower room ensures that it really is self-contained in that regard so it works, conversely you could simply treat it as extra reception space, treatment room or gym with shower facilities, I hate to keep on about versatility but you see what I mean .....
Right, now to upstairs. We have four bedrooms up here including beautiful vaulted master suite complete with large walk-through dressing room which in turn takes you to an impressive en suite with walk-in shower and tub so you can soak for a while in peace. The main bedroom area is fantastic, unique and interesting. The vaulted feature along with over-sized Triple-Glazed Velux windows and huge rear aspect picture window which follows the line of the vault really makes you stop and stare, the angular walls and openings then simply add to the whole look.
Bedrooms two and three are then virtually identical double bedrooms as you`ll see from the floor plan, two also has a beautiful en suite with the stunning family bathroom accommodating the rest so these along with the large double bedroom suite downstairs then allows for the fifth bedroom up here to be a decent fifth bedroom if you have the need. If not then you can have a first floor study, another dressing room or whatever else you see fit.
Right let`s move outside. The impressive frontage has already been covered but just for the record I`ll repeat that it really is excellent and sets the scene well. Standing at the rear and looking back is the view to judge, you can see with the doors open the seamless flow from inside to out and it`s great. The terrace that surrounds this part give so much entertaining space or just private space to relax and chill. There are obvious areas for seating and dining which you can again see have been thought out and well planned.
Looking down this garden you`ll see that you have an incredible plot, in totality it`s approaching 0.5 acres (two deeds) and it shows. Your view is simply of trees and sky with some lovely established planting breaking things up but still, leaving a huge lawn running through the centre. As you wander down you’ll see all the different areas and spots where you could create something of your own if you wish but what is here really works. Right towards the very end you have an area sectioned off by an established hedge, the space behind here is then far larger than I expected but offers a great place if you wanted to have a kids play area out of sight or indeed outbuildings, greenhouse etc if that`s your thing.
This has probably been a bit long winded for an overview but there really is so much to say about this house that it’s hard to be brief. That said there is still a lot for you to come and discover so I’d seriously suggest you get in touch and arrange for a personal tour, do get in touch.