A spectacular contemporary architect designed family home set in secluded gated grounds of approx 1.5 acres.
A spectacular contemporary architect designed family home set in secluded gated grounds of in all about 1.5 acres. To the main house there is approaching 4000 sq ft of internal living space as well as extensive exterior terraces alongside additional secondary accommodation. All situated in a popular and convenient location just outside St Albans and very well placed for access to St Albans, Harpenden, Redbourn and Hemel Hempstead as well as excellent road and rail links and popular schools.
Home House draws its striking design from an arrangement of rectangular forms providing a series of layers, courtyards and walkways - interior and exterior living spaces surrounded by nature. A series of brick columns support an external galleried walkway around the perimeter of the house with covered external rooms at focal points providing shelter and a strong interior exterior connection. Platform 5, the award winning architect has successfully delivered a contemporary living space, combining rustic external elements with stylishly appointed interiors and exacting detailing, whilst taking maximum advantage of light, aspect and outlook. The timber clad first floor level is arranged as an informal composition of overlapping roof lines and terraces providing excellent outlooks over the garden, wooded grounds and Crown farmland.
Little House provides secondary accommodation that offers flexibility for use in a number of ways, either as ancillary or staff accommodation, as a home office, home gym, studio or to accommodate an additional family member. Arranged over two floors it offers the option of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large living space, a kitchen.dining room and generous storage facilities. Little House has been left unfinished internally in order to offer scope for a personal specification to be applied depending on intended use. It also houses an oversized carport providing covered parking.
Home House sits at the end of a private gated tree lined avenue within a woodland clearing with far reaching rural views to one side. Home House and the secondary accommodation, Little House, form a small estate that, while bold in design, connects successfully with the woodland setting. The garden is laid mainly to lawn and features a barbecue, fire pit, many mature trees and driveway parking for numerous vehicles.
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