The meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout this impressive property and will appeal to the discerning purchaser seeking a stylish, individual modern home of the highest possible quality in Southampton's premier neighbourhood. The bespoke accommodation has been carefully planned to ensure natural light emanates throughout each room and the enchanting mature gardens provide an attractive outlook in every direction. The open plan design ensures an excellent social flow and the centrally positioned kitchen/dining room is the centrepiece of the ground floor layout. The provision of a spacious annexe is ideal for elderly relatives or long term guests and the large gym affords recreational facilities.
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The spacious two storey hall creates a stunning entrance to this fine property and features a galleried landing with extensive glazed panels emanating superb natural light and travertine tiled floors flow seamlessly throughout the ground floor. One entire wall is adorned with miniature light slate tiles and a contemporary styled floating oak staircase with glass panels ascends to the first floor. Bi-fold doors open to the patio and offer a pleasing outlook over the garden. Positioned on the left, an inner lobby provides a coats/ communications cupboard and a further small cupboard whilst the cloakroom has a modern white suite. A large study is found on the right and is well appointed with a quality range of fitted home office furniture including a quartz desk top, two work stations and offers a pleasant outlook to the front. The open plan kitchen/dining room is an exquisite feature and the centrepiece of the ground floor layout. A bespoke range of wall and base units are complemented by a large island unit that boasts a quartz work surface that incorporates a breakfast bar and a double bowl sink unit with a Franke mixer tap providing instant boiling water. Fitted appliances include a four ring induction hob and a propane gas wok ring with an overhead extractor fan, an American style fridge/freezer, oven/grill, a dishwasher and a steam oven. Two power towers and a wine cooler are also installed. A roof lantern is positioned over the dining area and bi-fold doors open to the patio offering an attractive view and an excellent social flow. The elegant lounge is a beautiful reception room, more than generous in its proportions enjoying views to both the front and the rear with bi-fold doors leading to the extensive patio. Low level cupboards include a central electric flame effect fire with back lit display niches and surround speakers are installed. A door opens to the gym that is located on the far right of the ground floor that provides excellent facilities and benefits from a front aspect and sliding double doors and side panels to the rear. The plant room houses the hot water cylinder, the MVHR air circulation unit and the Scuba tank providing a pressurised hot water system serving all six bath/shower rooms.
Positioned on the left of the ground floor and approached from a door leading off the hall, this impressive space caters for all aspects of family life. The open plan living room/kitchen has a bright and airy feel with corner bi-fold doors and additional windows having an attractive outlook. The kitchen area is well fitted with a range of wall and base units complemented by quartz work surfaces and a single drainer sink unit with a mixer tap. Fitted appliances include an oven/grill, fridge/freezer and a microwave. The double bedroom benefits from a walk-in dressing room including hanging space, shelving and drawers and an en-suite wet room style shower room.
On the first floor the galleried landing has an open view down to the reception hall as well as the front and rear gardens. The overhead skylight has an automated opening facility and a rain sensor. Of commanding dimensions the master bedroom features three double wardrobes and boasts a delightful view over the garden via sliding double doors that have external glass safety panels. A partition wall screens the dressing area that is also fitted with three double wardrobes. His and hers wet room style en-suite shower rooms are exquisitely appointed with top specification sanitary ware. Bedroom two is a comfortable double with a pleasant view of the front garden and similarly boasts a superbly appointed en-suite shower room. Bedroom three has a rear aspect with glazed double doors opening to a roof terrace. Bedroom four looks toward the front and benefits from a wet room style en-suite shower room. Bedroom five is double in size with a rear outlook via a glazed door with an external glass safety panel. Superbly appointed the spacious family bathroom displays a four piece white suite with a freestanding bath, wet room style shower area, close coupled WC and a wash hand basin.
Automated wrought iron gates with an intercom facility allow access to the sweeping driveway that provides off road parking and turning for numerous vehicles and leads to the double garage that has an electric up and over door. Sensor activated lighting is installed, up/downlighters are fixed to the exterior whilst hard and soft water taps are installed. The mature grounds are just over one acre in size and have been superbly landscaped to create a stunning vista in all directions. A slate paved terrace extends the full width of the house with a substantial pergola, up/downlighters and power points. This large area is ideal for entertaining family and friends, electric sunshades are provided for comfort on hot days and a stainless steel water feature is illuminated. The rear garden enjoys a southerly and westerly aspect being perfectly positioned for the best of the summer sun and strategically placed floodlighting creates an atmospheric scene at nightfall. Large areas of lawn are interspersed with a host of mature specimen shrubs that have a colourful display of blossom. An ornamental pond has an adjacent paved seating area and a central path with a wooden arch and climbing roses leads to the greenhouse. Raised vegetable beds are available and illuminated planters with a central seating area are found towards the rear boundary.
Chilworth is Southampton's premier residential area, with excellent travel links via the M3 and M27 to London and regional towns/cities, and The Parkway railway station provides a fast route to London Waterloo. There are a variety of golf courses nearby that, along with the Sports Centre, Common and village green/community hall, provide recreational facilities. Romsey and Winchester are within comfortable driving distance, whilst the city centre is four miles to the south and has extensive shopping facilities, numerous pleasant parks and the West Quay shopping and entertaining centre.
The high specification includes solar panels, Z wave technology including voice activation to control lighting and blinds, an air sourced heat pump, eco-friendly heat recovery ventilation system, underfloor heating and a security system. A detailed information sheet is available to interested parties.
Head out of the city in a northerly direction along the Avenue and proceed straight on at the roundabout onto Bassett Avenue. At the Chilworth roundabout proceed straight on in the left hand lane (do not join the M3) and bear left onto the Chilworth road, signposted Romsey. After passing Pinelands road the property is found on the left as identified by our for sale board (post code for sat nav purposes is SO16 7JT).