4 bedroom detached house for saleHayling Island, Hampshire
A stunning waterside house in the Art Deco style, beautifully appointed with the latest life-style features, having panoramic views over Langstone Harbour.
22' High Reception Hall Sitting Room Dining Room Kitchen/Breakfast Room Study Cloakroom Utility Room with Dog Washing Facilities 4 Bedroom Suites including 1 Bathroom En Suite, 3 Shower Rooms En Suite First Floor Balcony to Principal Suite Far Reaching Harbour Views from Three Bedrooms Integral Double Garage Landscaped Garden with Direct Harbour Frontage Underfloor Heating to the Ground Floor Integrated Home Entertainment System
This unique seafront house is unashamedly contemporary but with a nod to the classic Art Deco houses of the Bauhaus school, of which several examples can be found in the area and which architectural students travel from all over the world to see.
The dramatic interior draws its inspiration from the clean lines and minimalist architecture of the Modernist movement, with the emphasis on creating light and space throughout the building. The visitor will be impressed as the gently curved oak front door opens onto the lofy 22' high reception hall with floor to ceiling windows, white porcelain tiled floor and two tier Modernist inspired oak staircase rising to a galleried landing overlooking the reception hall from two sides.
The principal reception rooms all look north over the garden to the waters of Portsmouth Harbour. The rooms flow seamlessly one through to the other, although a retractable pocket door screen system can provide divisions if desired between the principal reception rooms. Full height windows from both the drawing room and dining room make the most of the waterside location and have doors opening directly onto the deck and garden beyond. A contemporary fireplace in the drawing room has a remote controlled gas fire and fully integrated flat screen TV above, hidden behind flush panelling operated by remote control. A fully integrated home entertainment system provides music throughout the house with video and internet connections in all the principal reception rooms and two bedrooms.
In the dining room a custom made burr ash cocktail cabinet has a distinctly 1930's feel and lies to one side of the full length sliding doors opening onto the deck and garden. A curved corner larder sweeps from the kitchen gently into the dining room and helps to hide the pocket door screen system which can divide the two rooms.
The kitchen has every appliance one can imagine and an eclectic mix of painted and natural wood finished cabinets all have a hint of the 1930s design without compromising their essential contemporary style. The gentle curves and elliptical design of a number of units take their cue from the elegant lines of the building itself. Walnut, ripple sycamore and painted surfaces create a pleasing contrast, including a glossy red housing to the fan assisted ovens, microwave and steam oven. Off-centre lies a walnut elliptical island with worksurfaces in polished dark green Ubatuba granite and recycled glass. This creates a focal point to the room with its specially designed extractor canopy above. Other features include a double bowl sink with granite drainer and Quooker modern boiling water tap, 2 Fischer & Pacal dishwasher drawers, Liebherr wine cooler, Miele wok hob, induction oven, steam oven and combination microwave oven.
The two-tier Modernist inspired staircase rises to a spacious galleried landing on two sides of the reception hall, complete with reading area and fitted bookcases. There are four bedroom suites, each with their own bathroom or shower room. Three of the bedrooms look directly to the water, and the principal suite has its own balcony with far reaching views over Portsmouth Harbour. In the master bathroom suite the design makes use of bold, monochrome colouring, using sanitary ware from Alessi and charcoal grey stone strip mosaic from Mandarin Tiles.
The south wing of the house houses the utility room with special dog wet room facilities, and a spacious study complete with custom made cupboards and bookcases. A door at the end of the hallway opens onto the integral garage with remote controlled roller doors.
A stone shingled driveway approaches the house from the south, opening onto a generous parking and turning area. A raised planter with bamboo and architectural grass deliberately conceals the water views which are dramatically revealed as the visitor walks round the building to the deck and garden beyond. The deck itself runs the entire length of the building and is approached by way of doors from the sitting room and dining room. A specially designed raised planter is stocked with a variety of architectural plants and traditional perennials, designed to provide colour and interest all the year round. The lawned garden beyond stretches down to the waterside, past a number of mature oak trees creating various attractive focal points. Walking down to the bottom of the garden, wide-ranging views may be enjoyed over Portsmouth Harbour across Langstone to the east and towards the Portsmouth skyline and the Spinnaker Tower of Gun Wharf Quays to the west.
Hayling Island lies between Chichester and Portsmouth, jutting out into the waters of Portsmouth Harbour. Sinah Lane is one of the most popular locations on the island, close to the golf club on Sinah Common. The island is well known for its excellent sailing facilities including its yacht club and the Marina at Mengham, both of which allow ready access to the waters of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. There are a number of local shops on the island together with schools, churches, restaurants and other leisure facilities. The A27 to the north of Hayling provides good links to the national motorway network, and a mainline station is located at Havant with a regular service to London Waterloo in about 1 hour 25 minutes. The cathedral city of Chichester lies some 16 miles to the east. Its historic pedestrianised centre provides extensive shopping facilities and other attractions including Pallant House Gallery, home to one of the most significant modern art collections on the south coast, and the internationally known Festival Theatre. The rich countryside of the South Downs National Park is the setting for many picturesque villages and country pubs, providing plenty of opportunities for walking, riding and mountain biking. Glorious Goodwood is already famous for its racecourse but also provides a country club, hotel and plays host to the annual Festival of Speed and the Revival of its historic motor circuit. The city of Portsmouth, some 14 miles to the west, has many attractions including an excellent range of shopping facilities, the historic Portsmouth Naval Dockyards, home to HMS Warrior and HMS Victory, and the excellent shopping and leisure facilities of Gun Wharf Quay. There are regular ferries to the Isle of Wight and cross-channel ferry services reaching France in around 5 hours.
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