4 bedroom detached house for sale
Branksome Park, BH13
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protected by Conservation Areas. It is renowned for its natural beauty with tree lined avenues, indigenous pines and rhododendrons.
Undoubtedly one of the most exclusive enclaves of Poole, it is ideally located to take full advantage of the areas renowned shopping
and leisure facilities such as the blue flag beaches at Branksome Chine and the world famous Sandbanks Peninsula.
23 Western Avenue 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 oversize double garage as well as the entrance to the house.
The house itself is the result of a simply stunning design by an awardwinning architect and it is imposing but elegant. High 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 Gaggenau and Miele, whilst the fitted units are from one of the latest ranges by Rational. For serious chefs there is even a 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 todays 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 a stunning bespoke fireplace with living flames. One 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 Crestron 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 with a stringent set of self-imposed sustainability credentials. Renewable technology has been integrated by using high performance solar collectors linked to a thermal store to provide under-floor heating. This also helps pre-heat the hot water, reducing demand on the gas-fired condensing boiler. It allows the swimming pool to act as a heat sink for over provision of the solar collectors, storing excessive heat in summer. This is linked to a weather compensator to adjust internal temperatures to respond to changes in the external environment.
Additionally, the property has been orientated to gain from passive solar design. This, along with the mature trees helps control the internal temperatures during the summer months and allows low angle winter sun to warm the property in the winter. The ground bearing slab, dense block work walls, pre-cast concrete floors and roof help to create a dense thermal mass to resist overheating in summer months.
Increased u-values for greater thermal performance are linked with a heat recovery and pollenreducing whole house mechanical ventilation system. The covered internal garden warms the centre of the home and allows daylight to penetrate deep into its centre. The intelligent building system with LCD touch screen control is linked to low energy lighting. Water conservation is tackled by a rainwater harvesting tank linked to the rainwater downpipes for landscape. Aerated taps and showers give water savings through reduced flow restriction with dual flush WCs contributing to a reduced water strategy.
The highest standards of architecture, design and construction have been employed throughout, culminating in a house which will be a pleasure to own and live in for years to come.
Atrium 305 X 184
Living Room/ Dining Area 512 x 165
Wine Cellar 208 x 71
Kitchen / Breakfast Room 43 x 169
Family Room 214 x 187
Pro Kitchen 1210 x 1110
Utility 910 x 710
Study 125 x 109
Gym 141 x 123
Pool Room 341 x 138
Pool 301 x 99
Shower / Changing Room
Master Bedroom Suite 27 x 1610
Dressing Room 74 x 71
Dressing Room 74 x 71
Master Ensuite Bathroom
Private Terrace 332 x 232
Bedroom Two 217 x 177
Balcony 167 x 52
Bedroom Three 188 x 1610
Ensuite Shower Room
Bedroom Four 196 x 181
Ensuite Shower Room
Seating Area 910 x 77
Double Garage 2410 x 182