It says a lot about trust and understanding between Mike Bell and his clients when he’s asked to construct a fourth home for a family. With children now grown this project reflects the changing dynamics of their lifestyle with a focus on entertaining and enjoying the beautiful rural location.
Indoor-outdoor living is easy and accessible on both sides of the spacious open plan kitchen, dining and living room. At the far end of the living area is a large recess designed to accommodate a favourite piece of furniture. Double glazed tall glass sliding doors open onto paved areas for dining or relaxing, presenting uninterrupted views in either direction.
An impressive granite breakfast bar is a feature of the kitchen which includes a restaurant-sized oven and concealed butler’s scullery/pantry. To the left of the kitchen is a study which looks out onto a rear outdoor area and the master bedroom with a tiled ensuite. A hallway leads to another two-bedroom wing of the house with generous storage cupboards and a second bathroom.
The exterior is clad in white aluminium and charcoal coloured brick – a palette reflected in the subtle interior colour scheme. Natural light is a feature of this home, enhanced by a high stud to add the feeling of space and lightness.
Other distinct features of this high spec high tech home include wired audio sound, security, thermal performance and an exercise room with floor to ceiling windows.
This is a very sophisticated, welcoming home, ideal for the family now and well into the future.