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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Stunning Modern Contemporary Home
Five Double Bedrooms - Master Suite, En-Suite Bathroom and Dressing Room
Italian Kitchen/breakfast room
Sitting room/dining room
Large home office/6th bedroom
High-end Artificial grass Gardens
Edge of Village Location; Pretty Setting
Under floor heating throughout
Pulling open the great glass doors from their kitchen, and stepping outside, the owners of Marsh House agree their spectacular, contemporary home appears to be floating in mid-air.
In summer, this area, which flows seamlessly from the kitchen on to the terrace, is magnificent for entertaining, allowing guests to wander in and out - and the house and garden to blend into one.
We wanted to build a wonderful home for entertaining as well as living in, explained the owner. The double-height windows not only allow the light to flood in, making it bright inside, but are also great for barbecues and summer parties when opened up in the warmer weather.
He added: We wanted to really create a real 'wow factor' here and we have done so with features like this and our stunning glass staircase.
Marsh House was completed just two years ago and was designed and built to an extremely high specification.
We worked with an architect and explained we were keen on a very contemporary, 'Grand Designs' type of home. It needed to be very low maintenance and to make an immediately impact as soon as you came up the drive, he said.
We wanted the interior to be modern but with a comfortable, homely appeal as well - and we do feel we have achieved that.
Most visitors come in and after about half an hour they say what a calming place it is. This is somewhere that people really enjoy unwinding.
Every window goes from floor to ceiling and even you are sitting inside looking at the snow falling in the winter, it is warm and relaxing inside.
The interior of Marsh House has a chic, minimal appearance to match the cutting edge building design. Much of the décor is neutral, with great attention given to every last detail.
My wife was responsible for all the interiors. With the bathrooms, we wanted to create that hotel feel that you so enjoy when you are away - all the cabinets were custom-made and we have Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware.
Now when we are away, we just want to come home! he said.
The fabulous kitchen is equally contemporary, with a large U-shaped island and an enormous, eye-catching quartzite work surface.
She designed it so she could be in there cooking while friends were sitting on the sofa or at the table talking to her.
With five bedrooms in total, there is plenty of room for friends to stay. The four guest bedrooms each have access to a Jack-and-Jill bathroom and feature walk-in wardrobes. There is also a large family bathroom.
The glass staircase goes from the first to the second floor. My office is right at the top of the house and from there I can look out across the fields as I work.
On the ground floor of the house is another space greatly enjoyed by the owners - the cinema room.
It is great to go in there to watch films and leave work behind for a few hours, he observed.
Outside, the low maintenance garden has also been designed for pleasure. With artificial grass, the owners have ensured it is perfect for al fresco entertaining without requiring too much attention.
As with the rest of the property, we were really thinking about practicality, he said. Everything here is easy, including the location. I work from home or in London and can be at Witham Station within 15 minutes and then it's just 45 minutes on the train into London.
He added: Leaving here has been a very hard decision to make. It was extremely unusual to find a piece of land like this - in this tranquil area and where we were able to build the house of our dreams.
Tiptree is a sought-after village for its prime situation.
It is within easy reach of major road and rail links and yet also offers access to the beautiful countryside.
Having grown as a residential area in recent times, it is best known historically as the home of large preserves company, Wilkin & Sons.
The village also has a windmill, which can be seen from the north end of the main street, Church Road.
The 25 hectare Tiptree Heath is the largest surviving fragment of heathland in Essex.
Entering via the high security front entrance door you are immediately impressed as to the quality, size and space. Your first introduction is a large reception hall with floor to ceiling windows within the vestibule and Kardean flooring which flows throughout the majority of ground floor. From here doors lead off to the cinema room and dining area whilst stairs ascending top the first floor. Moving on you will note a ground floor cloak/wc on your right hand side and discreet built in storage opposite. The open plan L-shape sitting and dining area offers a sleek and sophisticated look with strategically placed zoned lighting and speakers. A large sliding door which disappears into the wall overlooks the rear garden and sun terrace. Moving to the kitchen via the floor to ceiling glazed door with side panels. The incredibly stylish and bespoke Italian open plan kitchen and dining area offers a large amount of space. The room is commanded with an impressive fully glazed double height ceiling. This seamless and streamline design has been finished with gloss lacquered cabinetry topped with composite stone worktops and brown quartzite breakfast bar. This fully comprehensive kitchen offers an array of high end built in appliances which include a Miele built in full height fridge, separate full height freezer, Siemans induction hob, two self cleaning ovens, built in microwave, steam oven, two plate warmers, dish washer, washing machine, an in ceiling mounted extractor hood, a quooker pro three vac design boiler water tap. As well as this there is an air conditioning, zoned lighting and speaker system. The room also incorporates space to enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee or a snack whilst watching the TV. The utility room has been finished in similar style of the kitchen and incorporates a butler sink. The utility provides access to the boiler room and a personal door to the high security integral double garage. Completing the ground floor is the air conditioned cinema room, a great place for relaxing and entertaining family and friends whilst taking in your favoured movie.
On the first floor you will find three spacious bedrooms. Starting with the air conditioned master suite. A generous space, with a fully glazed sliding door panel, allowing pleasant views over open countryside and access onto the balcony. The dressing room is separated via two opaque sliding glass doors and as previously mentioned the dressing room overlooks the double height kitchen area and the garden. Located off the dressing room is a complementary walk in wardrobe and en-suite shower with his and hers sinks. The two remaining bedrooms are both double in size, both having discreet built in wardrobes and access to a Jack and Jill en-suite. The floor is finished with a very stylish contemporary family size bathroom with an opal shaped bath. A custom designed glass staircase ascends the second floor.
There are two handy built in store cupboards. The custom built fitted office/bedroom, is ideal for anyone wishing to work from home, carry out business meetings. The room offers elevated views over countryside to the front and the rear garden. The floor is completed with two generous double bedrooms both having discreet built in wardrobes and access to a Jack and Jill en-suite.
SETTING THE SCENE
The property is located within a quiet country lane which over looks open countryside. The property is accessed via a clean gravelled in out driveway with a central display garden. The rear garden commences with an expansive sun terrace which abuts the building whilst the remainder of the garden is principally laid to artificial grass with various flower, shrubs and trees.
Both Colchester and Chelmsford are reasonably accessed approximately 20 minutes and 35 minutes away. There is also regular bus services to Colchester, Maldon, Kelvedon and Witham and in addition there is a service taking you to Chelmsford. The journey time to London is approximately 40 minutes from Colchester on the mainline railway station to Londons Liverpool Street and also access stations Marks Tey and Kelvedon for the same service. There is also easy access onto the A12 trunk road and Stansted airport is also within easy reach.
WITHIN EASY REACH
Tiptree is a bustling village with its most noticeable attribute being a large preserves company being Wilkins and Sons, who products are known and sold throughout the world. Tiptree is also amongst the contenders for the title of the largest village in England, the village benefits from four primary schools and one secondary school which is also a sports college. You will find an array of local shops including a Tesco and Asda supermarket along with a Boots chemist. There is a good local doctors surgery at the Tiptree Mdeical centre and for health and beauty enthusiasts there is Atlanis health and beauty spa. Tiptree Heath is an area of approximately 61 acres, perfect for long dogs walks and a Sunday stroll. The site is the longest surviving fragment of heathland in the county of Essex and is an site of special and scientific interest under the wildlife and countryside act. It boasts many features including the magnificent heathers and two ponds.
HOW TO GET HERE
From the direction of London after Witham turn left at the A12 at Rivenhall End. At the end of the road turn right onto Henry Dixon Road signposted Silver End Rivenhall. Follow the road for approximately 3 miles passing Braxted park on your left and continue along the Braxted Park road. Turn left at the junction onto Maldon Road/B1022. Continue along Maldon Road through the village of Tiptree and past Station Road and New Times Public House until you find the turning Pennsylvania Lane on your left hand side. Once in Pennsylvania Lane the property can be found on the right hand side.
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