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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Braiswick, Colchester

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Property Description

Key features

  • Spacious kitchen breakfast room opening onto rear terrace
  • Crestron Home Control System
  • Three generous reception rooms
  • Four bedrooms complemented by three highly specified bath/shower rooms
  • Oversized double garage
  • Gated entrance with video entry system
  • Close to Colchester town and mainline railway station

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This exceptionally appointed four bedroom home has been comprehensively remodelled by the current owner and now offers state-of-the-art home control systems alongside fine bespoke interiors. Nestled behind a gated entrance and conveniently positioned for swift access into Colchester town and within walking distance of the mainline railway station

The property

Ground floor
A glazed entrance door with a glazed side panel, under a covered porch opens into a galleried entrance hall. A striking bespoke chandelier hangs centrally and LED lights lead up the glass and solid timber staircase to the first floor. The hallway has neutral travertine tiles which flow throughout the entire ground floor, double doors leading into the sitting room, a door to the kitchen breakfast room and a door to the downstairs WC. The sitting room is located at the front of the property and is a generous room with a bay window to the front. A 65 inch Panasonic TV is fitted to one wall and surround sound is provided via five Bowers & Wilkins in-ceiling speakers plus floor standing sub-woofer. From here double doors open into the adjacent dining room where a door leads to the utility room and there is a window to the front. A designer suspended Artemide lamp creates some elegant lighting effects, and there are two Bowers & Wilkins ceiling speakers. In one corner there is a fitted media cupboard housing the Crestron Home Control hardware and gas fired boiler. The kitchen breakfast room lies to the rear of the property with picture windows and glazed French doors allowing the room to flow seamlessly onto the sheltered rear terrace; perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining. There is a comprehensive range of fitted units topped with a composite stone work surface which has a moulded one and a half bowl basin with drainage grooves, alongside a Blanco Master multi tap and Quooker boiling water tap, plus an inset AEG Induction hob with matching AEG stainless steel extractor. Built in is a stainless steel AEG double oven, microwave and coffee machine and integrated is a Whirlpool dishwasher and Miele dual zone wine cooler. A central island/breakfast bar with a composite stone top provides some useful additional storage and features two Artemide suspended lights above. The kitchen benefits from a 38 inch TV on electric arm and four Bowers & Wilkins ceiling speakers. A side door leads into the adjacent utility room which has a door to the rear, further fitted units with work surfaces and an inset stainless steel sink and drainer. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer and a door leads into the dining room.

First floor
The first floor landing is galleried and bathed in light from a triangular window at one end. Stairs rise to the second floor and there is an under stair storage cupboard and doors leading off to the master and guest bedrooms. The master bedroom is a generous room with a bay window to the front affording far reaching views of Hilly Fields. The main focal point of the room is a custom made walnut and leather super king sized bed with an integrated 42 inch TV and mood lighting, plus five Bowers & Wilkins surround sound ceiling speakers. A door leads into the stunning ensuite which has two velux windows and is fitted with a luxury Villeroy & Boch suite comprising; twin 'his and hers' sinks in bespoke vanity unit, innovative extra-large rectangular bath and wall hung WC with stainless steel flush plate. An over-sized contemporary shower is enclosed by a glass screen and incorporates three high pressure remote controlled Hansgrohe heads; an extra-large rain head, massage head and hand-held unit. This ensuite bathroom has twin towel rails, is tiled with elegant marble throughout and features another Bowers & Wilkins ceiling speaker and LED mood lighting. Across the landing the guest bedroom is another spacious double room with a window overlooking the rear garden. A door leads to a generous second ensuite shower room which has two velux windows to the rear, marble tiling and has a corner cupboard housing the extra large hot water cylinder. The ensuite is fitted with a glass shower enclosure with high pressure shower, WC, hand wash basin and chrome towel rails.

Second floor
From the first floor landing stairs lead up to the second floor landing. This area has a velux window to the side and twin storage cupboards providing useful storage and doors lead off to bedrooms three, four and a shower room. Bedroom three is a stunning vaulted room with glazed doors that lead out onto a walled balcony which boasts an elevated view to the south, whilst bedroom four has a window to the rear. The shower room is tiled and has a window to one side. A white suite is fitted which comprises; WC, pedestal hand wash basin and shower enclosure.

The property has a fully integrated Crestron Home Control System giving the ability to easily control the lighting, audio, video, security and gate access throughout the home, at the touch of one of the 11 keypads or by smartphone/tablet.

Crestron's lighting control includes pre-programmed "scenes" in each room, and controls all lighting inside and outside the property. Advanced controls allow automatic operation of lights and heated towel rails. The system also records all operation allowing playback while on holiday if desired.

Audio and Video
Televisions are situated in the kitchen, sitting room and master bedroom (with electronic lifting system within the bed) while the dining room and master bathroom benefit from audio alone. Two Sky HD systems, Blu-ray and Apple TV (including wireless music/video streaming) are amongst the sources integrated via the Crestron system and available to any and all of these rooms, including even the hot tub which is fully integrated with television and surround sound with subwoofer.

Inspired by the world's top spas, the current owner has had a high pressure water system installed which comprises; two 1000 litre water tanks in the garage, a 4 bar pump, extra-large volume hot water tank and high volume pipework into and around the property. This gives the home exceptional water pressure throughout and enables the likes of the high-end Hansgrohe installation in the master bathroom to function optimally, for a shower experience hard to beat!

The property is approached via a gated entrance with video entry system onto a fine gravel drive which provides parking for several cars and vehicular access to the garage. The driveway is bordered by planted beds and the front garden is enclosed by a combination of closed board fencing and brick walls. A block paved pathway leads to the front door and to the side leading into the rear garden. The rear garden has been recently landscaped to create a low maintenance space which is perfect for entertaining and is enclosed and sheltered by brick walls and closed board fencing. A paved stone terrace is divided into several areas by contemporary raised beds which have been thoughtfully planted to give colour and texture and external lighting has been integrated. At one side beside a pergola stands a Hydropool self-cleaning eight person hot tub complete with an entertainment system including an Aquavision TV, and mood lighting.

The garage is a large double, measuring 22'6 x 18'4 and has an electric roller door and door to the side. There is a generous part boarded loft as well as a mezzanine level which supports the high pressure water system.  

Entrance hall  

Sitting room 17' 3" x 15' 9" (5.26m x 4.8m)  

Dining room 18' 7" x 10' 3" (5.66m x 3.12m)  

Utility room 10' 2" x 6' 4" (3.1m x 1.93m)  

Kitchen/breakfast room 19' 9" x 19' (6.02m x 5.79m)  


Master bedroom 17' 3" x 15' 10" (5.26m x 4.83m)  

Ensuite 10' 2" x 9' 8" (3.1m x 2.95m)  

Guest bedroom 15' 10" x 14' 4" (4.83m x 4.37m)  

Ensuite 10' 3" x 9' 4" (3.12m x 2.84m)  

Bedroom three 14' 7" x 13' 8" (4.44m x 4.17m)  

Bedroom four 13' 8" x 11' 2" (4.17m x 3.4m)  

Shower room  

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
08 September 2015


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