4 bedroom detached house for saleQuarr Road, Binstead
This award-winning property was featured as part of the Grand Designs series when it was built in 2010 and was short-listed for the Grand Designs Award and this year was nominated as one of Kevin McCloud’s Top Ten Grand Design Projects following their 100th series. In addition, Tane won the Architect’s Journal Small Build Award 2011 and the RIBA 2011 (Isle of Wight) Award. This truly unique property was designed by the current owner, Lincoln Miles, and influenced by his partner, artist Lisa Traxler. It combines a striking modern structure with a tower with a pre-existing single storey residence.
The house provides stunning living spaces with an array of impressive features ranging from roof gardens to extensive American Black Walnut joinery. The western extension to the building was designed to provide a generous self contained work space, comprising a large artists studio and a separate office, whilst the remainder provides flexible living accommodation. The tower houses a luxurious master bedroom suite overlooking the trees with its own terrace, and on the first floor below a dressing room and a wet room with huge shower and a sunken bath looking out over a further roof terrace. The main living space includes a kitchen/diner with large sliding doors that open the whole of the side of this room to the garden whilst a glass ceiling panel allows light in to this room and the adjacent sitting room. There is an additional reception room, a utility room and 2 bedrooms on the ground floor. There are a wonderful array of details to the house ranging from burnt larch cladding to an enameled artwork exterior wall and moat like approach to front door.
The property is situated in a quiet position virtually at the end of a ‘no-through’ road and surrounded by mature ancient woodland making for a quiet and picturesque location and yet just a short walk from the beach. Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to Quarr Abbey it is within about 2 miles of high speed ferry links from Ryde to Portsmouth (taking about 22 minutes) and the car ferry services from Fishbourne to Portsmouth are within about 2.5 miles by car or with a short walk along a footpath. The coastal town of Ryde also provides a range of shops, a marina, Ryde School and a superb sandy beach at Appley. The Island benefits from both extensive scenic countryside and coastlines, much of it which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In addition to being world famous for its sailing and water sports, including the Cowes Week regatta, the Island provides a wonderful environment for an array of
outdoor pursuits including wonderful walking, which can be directly accessed from Tane.
A solid American walnut door set in an expanse of glass opens to the entrance hall with reclaimed maple floor extending through the adjoining kitchen and sitting room.
Kitchen/Dining Room A stunning open-plan room with floor to ceiling doors sliding open to the garden and with glazed ceiling panels providing a wonderful light living space. At one end is a range of Nolte kitchen units incorporating Miele induction hob, a steam oven and fan oven, American style fridge freezer with ice dispenser, integral dishwasher, sink unit set in walnut, laminate work surfaces. Kitchen island storage, draws, cupboards, secret glass cupboard. The room opens to a dining area with further opening to:
Sitting Room A large glazed door slides into the wall opening the room into the garden. Built-in Charnwood wood burning stove, flagstone hearth with display shelving, built-in cupboards.
Utility Room A range of built-in cupboards, sink unit, space for washing machine and dishwasher.
Bedroom 2 A double bedroom overlooking the front garden with oak flooring.
Bathroom Tiled partially throughout with a bath and shower cubicle with deluge shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Snug A further reception room with partially wooden clad walls, open fireplace and a wide window overlooking the front garden.
Bedroom 3 French doors to the terrace overlooking the rear garden and woodland. Built-in shelved cupboard.
A staircase built of solid walnut rises to the first and second floors of the Tower comprising:
First Floor Lobby with glazed door opening into the roof terrace providing wonderful elevated seating area overlooking the surrounding woodland with outside lighting.
Bathroom Sunken bath with mixer tap, wash hand basin and WC. Walk-in shower.
Dressing room/Bedroom 4 A double aspect room with large windows, oak flooring and a built-in cupboard.
Second Floor Bedroom 1 At the top of the tower, a double bedroom with full height window to one end and a glazed doors opening to further roof terrace with built-in shelving.
To the west of the house is a self-contained workspace with its own entrance from the eastern elevation. A pair of doors open to a large entrance lobby.
Studio with vaulted ceiling, with Velux windows and doors opening to the garden.
Office/Studio 2 With wide doors opening to the front elevation, vaulted ceiling with Velux windows.
Kitchenette Sink unit and separate WC with wash hand basin.
The gravel driveway provides parking for a number of cars. A path meanders through the front garden, over an ornamental pond/moat to the front door.
A decked hardwood walkway extends around the west and north of the house, providing a raised seating area with steps leading down to the lawned rear garden which borders wonderful mature woodland providing a secluded setting with outside lighting. Garden store.
Services: Mains water, electricity, private drainage, gas in adjacent lane. Air source heat pump.
Postcode: PO33 4EL
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