5 bedroom detached house for sale

Marine Parade, Tankerton, Whitstable, CT5

Under Offer £1,950,000

Property Description

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In an area and a market where boundaries are pushed, this iconic home sets a new benchmark.

With home automation at its core, this is an intelligent property in which trivial functions such as operating lighting, curtains, audio, climate control, security systems and ambiance can be managed from the comfort of your armchair, or even more remarkably, remotely via your mobile device.

In fact, that's merely the tip of the technological iceberg on which this groundbreaking house sits; the pinnacle features include a home cinema with 4k HD projector, 100" screen and Dolby Atmos 3D sound system that will blow your mind, and potentially your ear drums. The property doesn't include a golf course, instead you can play any one of twenty five, visually accurate courses at your leisure in one of the World's largest, indoor HD golf simulators. Sensors and cameras measure, analyse and record your swing to help you perfect your game, as you send actual balls neatly along the fairway (as well as hide your embarrassing bunker shots).

Many of the rooms feature independent, built-in sound systems, acoustic wall treatments to contain the sound, Lutron lighting, blinds and curtains and wall-mounted iPad controls. As you might imagine, the systems, which may remain a mystery to most, are comprised of the latest and highest specification components and hardware from leading edge brands such as Linn, Artcoustic and Savant. So much so, that this home was a short-listed finalist in the CEDIA smart home awards for the most technologically advanced properties.

And don't make the mistake of thinking that this home is 'brain over brawn'; meeting the latest standards of construction and insulation, this is a highly sustainable property with a good energy rating, supported by an ambient underfloor heating system and passive air circulation.

With 4,800sq ft of accommodation, it's also a sizeable property suitable for a large family. Living space is extensive and includes a large, open-plan kitchen, dining and living area, with full-width sliding doors opening onto the rear garden. The kitchen is fitted with Gaggenau appliances, including a steam oven and temperature controlled wine store, the dining area can comfortably accommodate a table seating eight and the living area (also known as the 'media room') features an invisible 5.1 surround system and wall-mounted 60" display. South-facing, this room enjoys the best of the sunlight and on warm days with the doors drawn back, the decked sun terrace becomes a seamless extension to this family space.

A utility room offers a practical and functional addition to the kitchen and houses the all-important drinks fridges. Beyond which lies the 'rack room' and the brains of the property as well as a useful storage area.

Also on the ground floor is a cloakroom, study with a picture window looking seawards and providing a suitable distraction from work, a playroom, and last, but by no means least, the home cinema room. All rooms are linked via a spacious entrance hall with plenty of fitted storage offering handy hideaways for clutter.

While others boast of sea glimpses, from private balconies and picture windows behold full panoramic views of the coastline.

Depending upon the choice of layout, there are four or five bedrooms, with the three or four of which lying on the first floor. The guest bedroom captures stunning sea views and includes a balcony and en-suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms, both of which share a family bathroom. The 'listening room' or drawing room which also fronts onto the coast, could serve as a fifth bedroom if necessary, but otherwise offers a cosy and inviting space in which to relax or receive guests, whilst an awe-inspiring sound system sets a predetermined ambiance.

The self-contained master suite resides on the second floor and enjoys the best of the sea views, with a large and private balcony. An adjoining dressing room with bespoke and cleverly conceived fitted units provides an organised space for anything and everything, whilst the bathroom with oversized shower, vaulted ceiling and sleek bathtub with views out to sea, provides the perfect environment in which to lose yourself.

The professionally landscaped and imaginatively planted, southerly aspect garden includes a decked sun terrace and artificial lawn divided by a contemporary, tiered waterfall. There's plenty of space in which to relax or entertain, whilst remaining incredibly low-maintenance.

A pathway leads to the somewhat striking, cedar clad, garden studio and garaging. A cool, modernistic structure, this is a far-cry from the average outbuilding and could readily be converted into an annex or holiday cottage, subject to the necessary consents.

Currently however, this is the home of the rather indulgent golf simulator and entertainment room. When you're all bunkered out, the entertainment system will readily turn this space into a personal gym or party room with club-like atmosphere at the press of a button, whilst acoustic wall panels leave you safe in the knowledge that your revelry will go largely unnoticed.

A hallway with adjoining cloakroom links through to the garage with space for two large vehicles and electric doors opening onto the driveway. An ideal space to store a classic or treasured car, the garage humidity can be controlled, whilst the painted floor, work bench and beer fridge will be a car enthusiast's dream come true.

There's space to park a couple of cars on the front driveway, however a block-paved driveway behind the garage can easily accommodate a further four cars, safely and securely screened behind solid, electric gates.

The nearby and trendy town of Whitstable is within a reasonable stroll along the seafront, with its range of boutique shops, galleries and restaurants. There are also a number of local convenience shops in Tankerton, several schools within close proximity and a host of water-based activities available. Canterbury lies within a short drive, with an even greater offering of facilities, the Marlowe Theatre and several public schools. Rail services from Whitstable offer connections to London in approximately 1hr15m whilst high-speed services operate from Canterbury with connections under 1hr.


Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
07 March 2016

Nearest stations

  • Whitstable (0.8 mi)
  • Chestfield & Swalecliffe (0.9 mi)
  • Herne Bay (3.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Albert House, 14 St. Johns Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2QG

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01227 917040 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Whitstable (0.8 mi)
  • Chestfield & Swalecliffe (0.9 mi)
  • Herne Bay (3.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Winkworth, Canterbury

Albert House, 14 St. Johns Lane, Canterbury, CT1 2QG

01227 917040 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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