About this property:
This large and exceptionally stylish family home occupies an enviable location on the edge of the popular village of Abridge. “Before moving here four years ago we were living in Shoreditch in Central London,” says the owner. “However we grew tired of being right in the hustle and bustle of things and decided it was time to have a bit of a change and find somewhere in the countryside where we could enjoy a much more serene environment and a slower pace of life. When we happened upon this house the location immediately ticked all the boxes.”
The property is a converted barn, but it’s by no means traditional and instead has a wonderfully contemporary look and feel. It will appeal to those wanting a taste of countryside living but still live in a contemporary home with an open layout and a real sense of light and openness throughout.
Here there is a fabulously large open-plan kitchen/diner that flows through folding doors into an enormous double aspect living room featuring one entire corner of bi-folding doors that enable you to extend the space out into the garden. The whole area creates a fantastic area for both living and entertaining. Upstairs all of the bedrooms are generously proportioned and each has access to its own bathroom, and the master suite has an amazing vaulted ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in the most spectacular views.
The garden extends to around 0.353 of an acre and is mainly laid to lawn so very easy to maintain and extremely safe and secure for both children and dogs. In the garden you’ll find two small buildings behind a wall of birch trees. One is used as a gym and the other as an additional living/working space. Perfect for a home office or place to relax and enjoy the garden. The design of the outside space mirrors that of the interior, so it’s modern but at the same time very impactful and no matter what the time of year is it’s always very attractive.
What the owners says:
"In terms of location, for us it was extremely important to find a place where we could enjoy a real taste of the countryside, but somewhere that wasn’t too remote and would allow us to get back into Central London with relative ease.
Here we can step out of the front door and literally walk for miles through forest and countryside or hop on a train and be in the city centre in under forty minutes, so it’s been absolutely ideal.
We’re passionate about art, so we’ve used a pale, neutral colour palette throughout that almost gives the house the feel of a huge gallery space and at the same time beautifully enhances that sense of light and openness. It’s really is an exceptional house and we’ve been so happy here for the past four years."