Why have one window in a room when you can have two, or even three?
This modern house in Spring Coppice Drive, Dorridge, is filled with light thanks to the fact that nearly everywhere there is an exposed wall, the designer has seen fit to put a window or two.
Even the garage has a couple.
But when it comes to fenestrations, the kitchen/dinning room and family room win hands down. To one end of these joined rooms there are bi-folding doors to the garden. Above them is a slanted, conservatory-style roof light.
It is a new(ish) house, built in 2014 by local firm Holdsworth Construction to the design of the present owners and vendors.
A family home, it has five bedrooms across two floors, and sits in an exclusive cul de sac off Avenue Road.
The quality of the finish is high, with solid oak joinery, underfloor heating on the ground and first floors, Porcelanosa bathrooms and automated door to the integrated double garage.
There is space for several vehicles on the driveway, which is bordered by landscaped beds and leads to a handsome front entrance with a fully-enclosed porch/boot drop.
Inside is a reception hall with a home office/TV room off.
Getting further into the house there is a cloakroom on one side of the hall , just beneath the stairs, and a pleasant sitting room on the opposite side.
The latter space has double doors that open into a spacious family room with wood burner, and doors that lead straight out to the garden.
It is linked to the kitchen/dining room which has units by German manufacturer Rationale topped with Silestone surfaces.
Appliances include a Quooker boiling tap, Siemens induction hob, Amadaeus cooker hood, Siemens dishwasher, a combination microwave, warming drawer, oven and freezer.
An unusual innovation in a modern house and the era of giant, American-style fridges, is a cold room. This walk-in chiller has larder shelving and bags of space for food that needs to be kept chilled.
A glass and oak staircase leads from the reception hall to the five bedrooms and five bathrooms on the top two floors.
In the master suite, a vaulted ceiling adds a sense of grandeur. It has a dressing room with bags of hanging space and a glamorous private bathroom. There are three more double bedrooms , two of them with en suite bathrooms and the other with a shower room. On the second floor a private guest suite also has an en suite bathroom.
While the house is “young”, it is on a mature plot with a professionally landscaped garden. Partly walled, it has a gently curving lawn flanked on either side by well-stocked borders. A pergola offers summer shade. The patio, accessed directly from the kitchen or family room, is great for outdoor dining.
The house is within walking distance of Dorridge train station and the centre of the village, which has a junior and infant school.
AGENT: John Shepherd
TEL: 01564 783866
GUIDE PRICE: £1,395,000