4 bedroom detached house for saleJoy Lane, Whitstable, CT5
One of the largest and most striking waterside homes in the trendy & a la mode fishing town of Whitstable.
Occupying a prominent and elevated position just a short drive or pleasant walk from the vibrant and eclectic heart of Whitstable with its extensive beach front, this contemporary home remains just far enough to ensure that the hustle and bustle is kept at arms length.
Situated in a secure and gated development of just four individual properties, this unique home is approached via a private driveway with off-street parking and detached garage.
With a front row seat and the best sea views in the area, it’s little surprise that JMW Turner’s famous engraving of Whitstable is believed to have been composed from this site, giving his name to the development; Turner’s Point.
Light and space are prominent throughout the home, with each room enjoying uninterrupted and ever-changing sea views through large glazed windows which slide back giving access onto expansive decked terraces.
The unusual, multi-level layout is thoughtfully designed to follow the naturally-sloping topography of the coastline, and similarly to theatre seating, maximises floor area and provides a panoramic view of the coastline throughout the house.
Whether it’s a winter storm, a balmy summer evening or a glorious sunrise casting a spectrum of light across the water, every window in this home is a dynamic and scenic picture; even when the tide is out, the Oyster-rich seabed for which Whitstable is so famed, shimmers in the sunlight.
A ‘bridge’ links the front door with the driveway and leads into a large and bright reception area with views towards the coast through an opposing window. Steps lead either up to the ‘ground floor’ or down to the ‘lower ground floor’ on which lie the principle living areas, including a spacious, open-plan kitchen and dining room and a separate living room, both with doors opening onto a huge, decked terrace, creating a seamless extension of the living space.
Heading down to the ‘garden floor’ which in itself covers a staggering 1,900 square foot, you’ll be greeted by an enormous, open-plan living area and summer kitchen. Several sets of doors open onto a second terrace and lead to a terraced garden. This vast room offers lots of flexibility and if not needed as a living space, could be subdivided into additional bedrooms, subject to any necessary consents. There is also a large, cinema or entertainment room, utility and plant room, store room and towering wine cellar/larder.
There are two double bedrooms on the ground floor, both with doors onto a terrace, one with an en-suite shower room, the other with an adjoining bathroom. There is also a study and stairs lead up to the first floor which is singularly composed of a sprawling master suite, including a large bedroom with private balcony, dressing area and indulgent en-suite bathroom.
Ahead of its time, the property is demonstration of advanced, thermally efficient heating systems and technology that not only endure, but are still at the forefront
Full networking, under-floor heating throughout, instant, pressurised hot water (similar to commercial systems in hotels) and an independent water store are just some of the features that occupy the large plant room and ensure that the home is not just efficient to run, but practical and future-proof.
Needless to say, it is immaculate throughout and fitted with only the highest-specification fixtures. From the stylish kitchen and bathroom suites to the door furniture, architraves and skirtings, every tiny detail has been accounted for.
With all that Whitstable has to offer on the doorstep, including boutique shops, restaurants, sailing, kitesurfing and other waterborne activities, there will be plenty to keep you busy.
The terraced garden has been designed to be enjoyed, and imaginatively laid out to create an interesting space. The decked terrace which leads out from the living room and kitchen/dining area is partly covered by a powder-coated steel and glass structure with retractable wind-breaks, providing a weather-proof, outside entertainment area.
Private and with elevated, panoramic views up and down the coastline, the garden steps down several levels, ending with a lawned garden, offering plenty of space in which to relax, soak up the sun or entertain guests and an adventurous area for children to enjoy.
Minutes from the A299 between Faversham and Thanet, there is also easy access onto the A2/M2 corridor between Dover, Canterbury and London. Whitstable’s mainline station operates fast services to London St Pancras in approximately 1hr15m.
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