5 bedroom detached house for saleBaring Crescent, Exeter, Devon
Guide Price £1,100,000
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- Entrance Hall
- Kitchen/dining room
- Three reception rooms
- Five bedrooms
- Four bathrooms
- 2554 sq ft
- Private walled garden
The house was designed by Crayon Architecture and Design, an award winning practice based in Plymouth. The brief was to create a unique modern dwelling which drew on the classical architecture of the twelve regency Georgian villas within Baring Crescent. This has been achieved by creating large internal spaces with oversized doors and windows, and floor to ceiling light sources.
On entering the front door one is drawn into a double height stairwell with a six metre curtain wall in opaque glass, a glass and oak staircase and a stunning glass chandelier. The whole ground floor is in limestone tiles and has underfloor heating, and this carries out onto the patio at the rear of the house making a seamless transition to the outside. There is a large sitting room with an adjacent study with windows to the front. The kitchen/dining Room is at the back of the house overlooking the rear gardens and patio. Sapphire Spaces of Exeter have installed a luxury hand-crafted Bulthaup kitchen which beautifully combines effortless style with cutting- edge design. Bulthaup is widely regarded as the ultimate in kitchen design and quality. On the ground floor there is also a large utility room, a cloakroom with WC and basin, and a large under stairs cupboard.
The staircase to the first floor has washed oak treads and a seamless glass balustrade which continues along the galleried landing. There are three large double bedrooms on this floor which are served by a family bathroom and separate shower room. The floors are in a light washed oak and there is underfloor heating with zoned thermostatic controls. As on the ground floor all rooms have dark grey oak veneered doors. The bathrooms are all installed with high quality Italian fittings from Laufen and Gessi, and have striking tiling from Porcelanosa. A full height opaque glass window lights the landing from the north side.
An eye- catching spiral staircase with a glass balustrade takes you up to the second floor which has two master bedrooms both with ensuite shower rooms. The shower rooms have Kaldewie steel shower trays and Laufen bathroom fittings. As on the ground and first floors there is zoned underfloor heating under the washed oak flooring. Windows facing the rear of the house are all opaque for privacy.
EPC rating B
St Luke's house is situated in one of the most sought after roads in St Leonards , Exeter's most popular residential location. Nearby Magdalen Road has a parade of independent and boutique shops including a butchers, fishmonger, bakeries and cafes. Waitrose supermarket is very close, whilst the city centre, Cathedral Close, John Lewis and Princesshay shopping centre with many shops and restaurants are a short walk away.
Exeter is the most thriving city in the south west and offers a wide choice of cultural resources, theatres, art centres and museums. There are a variety of excellent state and private schools for both primary and secondary level in Exeter including St Leonards primary school, Exeter School, Maynard Girls School, and the Cathedral School, whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country. Exeter's historic quay, the River Exe and surrounding countryside are a short walk or bike ride from the property, with Dartmoor and miles of beautiful coast being within easy reach.
The M5 motorway provides links to Bristol and London, the A38 to Plymouth and the A30 to Cornwall. Exeter St Davids offers regular train services to London Paddington in just over two hours and Exeter Airport has daily flights to City Airport London as well as international destinations.
The property is accessed from the road via a stainless steel and opaque glass electric gate controlled by a Videx entry system, providing privacy and security. There is ample parking at the front for three to four cars. The gardens, designed by Urban and Rural Plants, seek to compliment the house with black limestone paths passing through granite stone chippings and clusters of planting. There are planters bordering the walled gardens with pleached oaks and a variety of sculptural specimen plants. The planter in the rear garden has mimosas, agapanthus and lavenders to create a warmer aspect.
St luke's House has a shared ownership and use of the Baring Crescent private gardens. The gardens are crescent shaped and are sited opposite the twelve period houses and have borders of shrubs and specimen trees with a huge central lawn and pathways.
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