5 bedroom detached house for saleCliff Parade, Leigh-On-Sea, Essex
Offers in Excess of
- Master With Balcony, En-Suite & Dressing Room
- Four Further Bedrooms
- Three Further Bathrooms
- Open/Plan Kit/Living Rm With Full Width Balcony
- Sitting Room/Study
- Laundry Room+Cellar
- Front & Rear Gardens
- Double Garage
- Parking For 6 Cars With Turntable To Rear
- Further Parking To Front
Originally built in 1895, this incredible home has now been transformed into LightHouse, a modern masterpiece equipped to last well into the 22nd century. Situated in one of the most prestigious locations in Leigh, the house affords extensive views over the estuary from most aspects, and is within easy reach of the bustling Broadway with its range of shops, eateries, and bars, and Old Leigh with its cobbled streets and quaint fishermans cottages. Chalkwell station with its short commute into London and award winning beaches are also just minutes away. If you're looking for an amazing life in the sea air, your search is over...
Ground Floor - An impressive entrance hall leads to an elegant sitting room/study overlooking the estuary, providing a wonderful place from which to work. The room is fitted with bespoke cabinets, and has a log burner for those cosy winters, or you can throw the doors open and catch the sun on the front patio garden in the summer. There is a double bedroom with doors out to the rear garden, which has an adjoining bathroom, plus a further double bedroom and a single bedroom, which are serviced by a shower room. Stairs lead down to a wine cellar and ski store.
First Floor - This level is all about entertaining. There is a fabulous open/plan kitchen/dining/living room, which leads to a full width balcony affording views from Southend pier and beyond to Canary Wharf on a good day. Paul Newman designed and fitted Siematic kitchen with Gaggengau, Bora and Sub Zero appliances, including: Sub Zero Professional Fridge Freezer, 2 built-in ovens, built in microwave combination oven, built in combination steam oven, 2 warming drawers, integrated dishwasher, integrated wine cooler, 2 Bora induction hobs, Bora Teppan pan hob, Bora professional worktop vents, Zip tap with boiling, chilled and sparkling water modes. Complimenting the fitted kitchen are a 12/16 seat extendable dining table and 2 stand alone cabinets, plus a comfortable lounge area with log burner. There is also a guest bedroom serviced by an adjoining shower room.
Second Floor - The top floor is where you'll find the stunning master suite with its own balcony, a perfect place for a morning coffee whilst watching the sailing boats go by. The en-suite has double sinks and double rainhead showers, and the dressing room has a feature sky lantern.
Exterior - There are front and rear gardens with patios and luxury artificial grass areas.
There are 3 parking spaces to front with a BMW fast charge point, and 6 to the rear with BMW fast charge point, turntable, and a double garage.
Vendors Notes - Passive Haus Principles Applied To A Restored Period Property
The house has been renovated using the principles of a Passive Haus resulting in a super efficient yet warm home.
Super insulated from top to bottom with PIR thermal foil type Celotex insulation boards. Every floor is insulated between joists before the under floor heating has been fitted. All exterior walls are internally lined with a minimum 50mm PIR board and the roof has a minimum 150mm. The roof itself is a warm roof design. Insulated above the joists with TLX Gold Insulating Breather Membrane, then insulated between rafters with a minimum 50mm PIR board. Flat areas of the roof have a minimum 150mm PIR Insulation. Insulation levels combined with the glazing system, MVHR air system and B&G Concept 760 Green log burner mean the house is as near to the European Passive Haus building standard as is practical with an old home renovation.
Ultimately the Passive Haus approach to renovation has resulted in minimal energy costs. Electric bills less than £25 a month including cooking and car charging! Gas bills less than £1500 per year.
All rooms are mechanically ventilated; the house is essentially air tight other than the mechanical system or by opening windows. Air is recovered from rooms generating heat such as bathrooms, kitchen, utility room and study over log burner. This warm air is taken back to the basement unit and before the air is vented out of the house up to 85% of the heat is recovered to heat fresh air being pumped in. Only fresh air heated from the air extracted from the warm rooms is brought back into the house. This makes the house super energy efficient.
A gas boiler heats the warm water under floor central heating system. Every room has its own thermostat that is Network Linked back to the central control. This allows for all rooms to be heated to there own requirements. The thermostats are in turn connected to the Home Automation system that is detailed below. Shower rooms are treated slightly differently in that in addition to the warm water system detailed above they have electric floor heating mats immediately under the shower areas. This means that extra heat can be applied to the wet areas for comfort and to speed up drying.
Internorm Home Pure Timber / Aluminum composite glazing is fitted to all windows; white spruce timber inside and grey aluminum outside. All windows feature quadruple glazing with triple gasket protection - sun and privacy protection, sound and thermal insulation. Blinds, electronically controlled by the home automation, are fitted between the outer pains for privacy and thermal protection. All opening units tilt & turn; tilt in for ventilation or hinge in for full inward opening and easy cleaning.
Made by Internorm of Germany they feature levels of insulation suitable for alpine locations up to 1000m; therefor perfectly suited for a seaside location. The front and back doors are made by Internorm sister company Schuco; they offer the highest levels of insulation and security.
The study log burner is the Concept 760 Green model from Belgian manufacturer Bodart & Gonay.
This log burner is specifically designed for Passive Haus applications. The unit is vented from outside the room to within the fire box only. Fans built into the log burner draw air from the room and pass it around the fire box and back into the room resulting in maximum heat gain from minimum full. When warmed up the air can be adjusted down allowing very slow burn and therefore retaining the over-night burn. Combined with the house MVHR system mean that effectively the whole house is benefits from the heat generated by the fire. The log burner is a nice feature to have but can be left unlit as the house has underfloor gas central heating throughout.
Collingwood LED low energy and dimmable lighting is fitted throughout, inside and out, resulting in super low energy bills.
The lights are wired in zones that are all wired back to the central home automation detailed below allowing for practically unlimited mood lighting options.
A Control4 system has been designed and installed by Rayleigh Hifi. The main features are;
Electric blinds to all windows / rooms, all lights are controlled and multiple mood lighting can be achieved, outside lighting is controlled by camera zone activation, underfloor heating to all rooms is controlled, the home alarm is integrated, garage door, electric car park turn table and gate are controlled, cellar AV racks house all controls, network cabling to all rooms including bedrooms, WiFi network inside and to rear outside, audio to built in ceiling speakers in family room, kitchen, study and master bedroom, televisions centrally controlled by the system including Apple TV and distributed to all main rooms and bedrooms, concealed mirror television to study, 5 smart pads to control all, Mobil telephone, and Apple watch system control, control practically all electrics above from anywhere in the world.
A full monitored alarm system is fitted as you would expect. A security camera system monitors the outside of the house by means of 9 outside cameras. These cameras can be monitored from your mobile phone anywhere in the world.
Designed by Martin Oakley the bespoke hand painted study with feature cherry panelling inside cabinets and bookcases. All bookcases are illuminated. A bespoke Cherry desk matches the panelling and could be included with the sale if required.
Design includes window box seating with storage within, and ample pull out lateral filling system.
Uninterrupted sea views from the study make for an idyllic home office environment. Martin Oakley is revered in London for fitted studies. His design was hand made by Barn6 joinery who are master craftsmen and have been creating Martin Oakleys designs for many years.
Beam Central Vacuum System
A central vacuum is housed in the cellar. Hose points on each floor and plinth extraction in the kitchen.
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