This contemporary property in Leamington gives fresh meaning to the word open house.
The design was developed around the concept of open plan, welcoming spaces with a direct connection with the garden and outside areas to minimise the use of structure and maximise the use of space and light.
Built in 2006, the house in Kenilworth Road so impressed the Federation of Master Builders that they gave the contractor a regional award for their efforts.
An audio visual gated entrance leads to a brick block-paved driveway providing access to the front of the house and the detached double garage.
Inside, a reception hall provides access to a cloakroom and the open-plan living/dining room with walnut floor and wall-to-ceiling glass window.
The open-plan kitchen has a range of wall and base units with quartz work surfaces and integrated appliances.
A walnut staircase with glass balustrades and stainless steel bosses descends to the basement, which is currently used as a home office/games room.
On the first floor there is the master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite shower room, guest bedroom with en-suite shower, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.
There is double glazing throughout, an enhanced level of insulation, increased specification of glazing and the use of Ground Source heat pumps as the only energy source providing underfloor heating.
The new basement, constructed from prefabricated panels, adds valuable living space to a confined footprint.
Adding to the FMB accolade, the house has also been commended by the Leamington Civic Society for its outstanding contribution to the Architecture of Leamington.
Outside, the gardens include a formal lawn with walling to the side boundaries and timber to the rear.
Kenilworth Road is a highly-regarded street in Leamington Spa and is located within walking distance of both the town centre and the railway station.
Leamington is famous for its Jephson Gardens on the banks of the River Leam and throughout the town there is evidence of its renowned Victorian and Georgian heritage.
The area has some excellent schools, most notably Arnold Lodge and Kingsley School for Girls in Leamington Spa, Warwick Boys School, Kings High School for Girls and Warwick Prep School in Warwick.
Leisure activities include golf at The Warwickshire in Leek Wootton, racing at Stratford and Warwick, sailing and fishing at Draycote Water and polo at the Royal Leamington Polo Club.
Birmingham is 18 miles away and just over 30 minutes by train from Leamington station.
Agent: Sotheby’s International Realty
Tel: 01789 273109
Guide Price: £875,000