4 bedroom detached house for saleSalterns Reach, Prinsted, West Sussex
Guide Price £1,650,000
- Impressive new Arts and Crafts style family home
- Moments from waterfront
- Sky lounge with elevated harbour views
- Contemporary open-plan living
- Orangery dining area opens on garden
- Grand entrance beneath projecting oak frame
- Beautifully landscaped, south-facing walled garden
Harbour House offers an extremely rare chance to own a new Arts and Crafts style, four-bedroomed family home within the protected Chichester Harbour AONB. Cleverly, the designers have combined a pleasing and characterful exterior with the light and open-plan contemporary interiors modern lifestyles demand.
Prinsted can claim to be one of West Sussex's best-kept secrets, a little-known village nestled on the shore of Chichester Harbour. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a water lover's paradise, with beautiful walks along the shore, a lively dinghy-sailing and watersports scene, and two marinas close by. Near at hand is the bustling harbourside market town of Emsworth, which has a choice of independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Prinsted is well connected, with the A259 and Southbourne railway station nearby. Fast trains from Havant, a short drive away (3.6m) and take approx. 1hr 17mins to reach London Waterloo.
About Harbour House
Every part of Harbour House has been designed with care, down to the smallest detail. More than a dozen people have contributed their specialist skills over thousands of hours during the design process, making this a home of exceptional quality. From the master builder who laid in the herringbone brickwork and constructed the curved garden walling to the specialist draftsman who drew the plans for the oak framing, every part of Harbour House has been created with obsessive attention to detail.
Outside, the Victorian-styled entrance piers, designed by artist Nigel Searle, first make clear the special quality of Harbour House. To the front, brick buttresses support a projecting oak frame and make an impressive entrance to the house itself. The façade, with its palate of traditional materials including natural lime render, clay tile hanging and painted timber joinery, blends seamlessly with Prinsted's vernacular buildings. An impressive brickwork chimney projects well above the roofline and makes this a home with real presence.
Once inside the main house, across an impressive entrance hall is a large pocket sliding door that opens on the main part of the house, and provides a vista of the garden beyond. To the left is the owner's private study. To the right an oak-and-glass staircase rises to the upper storeys.
The entire south-facing rear elevation is free of internal partitions and flooded with light; the kitchen combines with the dining and living area to form one voluminous open-plan space. Within this space are three areas, each with its own identity: the orangery/dining area, the living area and the kitchen/breakfast room. In the orangery, your dining table sits beneath a roof lantern, with windows to each side and an entirely glazed rear elevation that creates a seamless connection between inside-outside spaces. Sliding doors open on to a large private terrace for outdoor living and dining.
In the living area, a contemporary letterbox fire set into the wall provides a stylish focal point. The space is pre-wired for a wall-mounted display and 5.1 surround-sound in-ceiling speakers. After dark, Lutron lighting controls allow users to select scenes at the touch of a button.
The focus of Harbour House's sociable kitchen layout is the large breakfast bar peninsula, which provides seating for four people. This contemporary designer kitchen is provided by the luxury German brand Leicht. It features Silestone solid surfaces, a full range of Miele appliances, and undermounted Blanco sink with statement Culina-S tap.
From the kitchen a door leads through into the boot room, which has internal access to the large double garage. There is also a utility/laundry room fitted with Miele washing machine and tumble dryer.
Off the entrance hall is a door leading to the study. This quiet, private room has a tall, square bay window that floods the room with light. The study is fitted with bespoke floor-to-ceiling book cases and desk; the finish of this furniture is French walnut combined with hand-painted ivory doors and drawers.
The staircase to the first floor rises into a void filled with light from a roof light above, and the accommodation is arranged around this central stairwell. The principal bedroom is an open, airy space with views to the south over the garden. A step down takes you into your six-metre-long dressing/day room fitted with both sliding robes and tall wardrobes. The striking, split-level en suite bathroom is fitted with Laufen sanitaryware including twin basins, a free-standing soaking bath, large wet-room shower, and Philippe Starck-designed Axor Hangrohe taps.
The second en suite bedroom offers views to the south and the harbour beyond. Two further bedrooms and a large family bathroom with separate walk-in shower complete the accommodation on the first floor of the house.
An open-tread oak staircase rises through a void at the top of the house to the Sky Lounge. This room is one of Harbour House's most striking features. From its top-hung roof lights there is an elevated view over rooftops across Chichester Harbour towards Roman Landing in the distance. A door from the Sky Lounge leads into a useful walk-in storeroom.
Harbour House sits centrally in a wide plot, with established, mature surroundings. To the sides and rear of the house is a path of natural-stone paving. The 25-metre wide, south-facing garden has been designed by landscaper Martin Langford, and combines espaliered fruit trees, Portuguese laurel standards, magnolia grandifloras and other structural plants to create a statement garden. The side garden features a hand-crafted garden shed with shingle roof, designed and built by local woodworker Michael Hawes. At the front of the house, the Tegula-pavior driveway is large enough to accommodate several cars. A remote-controlled door provides access to the double garage, from which a secondary entrance leads into the house.
Harbour House's entire heating requirement is provided from a renewable source, in the form of a micro-generation heat pump. This supplies the wet underfloor heating on the ground floor, and designer radiators on the first floor.
(EPC Predicted B)
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