PROPERTY SUMMARY A modern family home close to the seafront on Hayling Island. Having been involved since its very inception, the owners of 'Richmond House' created a family home to suit specifically their own needs. In so doing, the result is a home which is idyllic for most families. Built about 20 years ago on a corner plot, the accommodation offers large open-plan living spaces conducive to the modern way, although the enclosed family room is 'cosier' if seclusion be desired. The kitchen is a cook's dream with a wonderful range of appliances, many of which are cleverly concealed to provide clear clean lines. The master bedroom suite has a dressing room with balcony, which simply cannot fail to impress any woman! A library area, study, three further bedrooms, family bathroom and sauna complete the first floor. A staircase rises from the first floor study to a central sitting area/snug which is flanked by bedrooms five and six.
The quality of finish throughout is of a high standard with hardwood double-glazed windows, an Oak staircase, radiator covers, bespoke vanity surrounds to the bathrooms, and feature modern internal stained glass windows.
The property is fully enclosed by a high brick wall with twin ornate wrought-iron gates, behind which is a spacious driveway providing secure off-road parking for several vehicles. If you want to work from home, the garage has been converted into a home office and large store room, however it could easily be restored should a garage be preferred (the external doors are still in place). The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with plenty of flower beds and mature planting. A large stone built wood-burning pizza oven is great for entertaining guests whilst they relax in the brick built summer house which has working shutters, allowing al-fresco dining even if the weather takes a little turn for the worse. Tucked away, just outside the sun room is a very cleverly sited hot tub area in a quiet secluded spot.
This spacious and uniquely designed family home offers everything a modern family would want and plenty options for each member to have their own 'personal' space. If travel to the capital is required, there is a mainline station, at Havant, just over the bridge onto the mainland. The Island offers junior schooling and Hayling Island College for seniors, whilst Portsmouth High School and Portsmouth Grammar School are accessible on the mainland.
Being located within a hop-skip-and-jump of the island's southern seafront it offers an abundance of leisure opportunities such as an array of water sports, golf and walking, to mention a few. Of course there's plenty to keep younger children entertained too with an open park of extensive acreage, including tennis courts and a playground, at the bottom of Stamford Avenue itself. If the children are happy then so are the parents! This is a home worthy of viewing.
APPROACH From Stamford Avenue, access over a deep grass verge through twin ornate wrought iron gates to a large private parking area for several vehicles. Front door giving access to;
ENTRANCE HALL Two sets of double doors to the Open Plan Living Area, double doors to Family Room. 'Amtico' flooring, concealed radiator. Door to;
FAMILY ROOM 13' 6" x 9' 5" (4.11m x 2.87m) Currrently used as a games room. 'Amtico' flooring, concealed radiator, four wall up-lighters.
CLOAKROOM Wash basin, WC
OPEN PLAN LIVING AREA : 44' 3" x 35' 2" max overall measurements (13.49m x 10.72m) L-shaped. 'Amtico' flooring throughout all areas, radiators.
SITTING AREA Dual aspect double glazed windows and square bay with French doors to garden.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Range of quality 'Crown' kitchen units curved corner units and 'Encore' composite worktops incorporating integrated appliances;
'Luce' twin ovens, microwave, coffee machine and double warming drawers
'Liebherr' bio-fresh fridge and fridge freezer
'Neff' induction hob and teppenaki stainless steel griddle plate
'Insinkerator' waste disposal
'Franke' sink, boiling water kettle tap and mixer tap
Concealed/rising 'CDA' downdraft extractor fan
Concealed/ rising power point units
Row of copper downlighters over kitchen work areas
DINING AREA Connecting the breakfast bar to the sun room area, an ample space to house a large formal dining table, understairs cupboard. Double doors to main hallway.
ORANGERY Views over side garden. Part-glazed door to patio area with hot tub area. Door to boiler room with 'Vaillant' wall-mounted gas-fired boiler.
INNER HALLWAY Accessed from the Dining Area. Secondary door to front of property, 'Amtico' flooring, door to;
UTILITY ROOM Side aspect, pine clad ceiling, 'Amtico' flooring, fully tiled walls, 'Admiral' 10kg washing machine and matching tumble dryer, range of wall shelving, wall-mounted clothes airer, storage cupboards.
CONVERTED DOUBLE GARAGE Currently used as a Home Office and Storeroom (external garage doors still in place). Door to rear patio, tiled flooring, range of fitted cupboards, mirrored wall.
Walk-in Storeroom: accessed from the front of the house via double doors
LIBRARY 19' 0" x 7' 3" max (5.79m x 2.21m) Open-plan to the hall, window to front elevation, ceiling spotlights and two wall lights, covered radiator. Step up and door to;
STUDY 9' 9" x 6' 5" to front of fitted furniture (2.97m x 1.96m) Views to front aspect, range of fitted office furniture, internal modern stained glass window allowing light through from stairwell, open-tread stairs to second floor, feature wall mirror, radiator.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE :
BEDROOM 17' 8" x 16' 7" (5.38m x 5.05m) Two windows with garden views, separate dressing area, radiators. Opening to Dressing Room and door to;
DRESSING ROOM 19' 1" x 10' 4" to front of open clothes storage units(5.82m x 3.15m) Dual aspect, double doors to small balcony, range of open plan clothes storage units throughout with matching dressing table, ceiling spotlights, radiator.
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Obscure glass window to rear, slate tiled walls and flooring, custom built vanity unit with storage to sides and under twin wash basins, inset mirror and lighting, concealed walk-in rain shower, WC, extractor fan, heated towel rail.
BEDROOM TWO 15' 0" x 14' 8"measured at 1.5m height (4.57m x 4.47m) Sloping ceiling, twin aspect double glazed windows, radiator.
BEDROOM THREE 13' 4" x 11' 7" (4.06m x 3.53m) Twin aspect, ceiling cornice, three wall lights, radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR 13' 6" x 8' 0" (4.11m x 2.44m) Views over rear garden, ceiling cornice, radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM Obscured glass window to side elevation, fully tiled, large curved corner 'Mira' electric shower, inset bath, wash basin enclosed in wooden pedestal, WC, fitted wooden wall shelving and cupboards, glass shelf, towel radiator, ceiling fan.
SAUNA Custom built sauna, large shower cubicle with sealed ceiling light over, WC, pedestal wash basin with inset mirror over, fully tiled walls, shelf unit, towel radiator.
SITTING AREA/SNUG 13' 4" x 9' 0" measured at 1.5m height (4.06m x 2.74m) Doors to bedrooms 5 and 6 and door to large walk-in eaves storage room.
BEDROOM FIVE 9' 11" x 11' 7" measured at 1.5m height(3.02m x 3.53m) Velux window with rooftop views towards the waterfront, built in storage, access to eaves storage, flat topped built in housing over staircase.
BEDROOM SIX 13' 2" x 6' 2" measured at 1.5m height (4.01m x 1.88m) Velux window to rear aspect, access to eaves storage
OUTSIDE Accessible from Staunton Avenue, driveway through a deep grassed verge to double ornate wrought-iron gates, opening to a large tarmac parking area. A paved pathway leads through well-tended flower borders towards the front door and to the gardens beyond. The property sits behind a tall red brick wall surrounded by its private gardens. There are a variety of flower and shrub beds, mature trees and a large lawn with a broad patio accessed from both the Sitting Area and Kitchen. A raised brick built 'outside entertainment terrace' sits on the lawn, with working shutters which provides protection from the elements when required. Located close by, a large stone-built woodburning pizza oven and grill makes 'alfresco' dining ideal. A further patio area, where the owners have their Hot Tub, can be accessed either from the Sun Room or the Home Office.