About this property

TENURE: Freehold

A unique and quite stunning contemporary architect designed residence located in this semi rural location on the outskirts of St Albans, set within secluded gated grounds of approaching one and a half acres.

Home House - with 3918 sq ft of accommodation arranged over two floors with additional and extensive exterior terracing accessed from both ground and first floor level. This striking design has been expertly delivered by award winning architects Platform 5, and is an arrangement of rectangular forms providing a series of layers, courtyards and walkways, creating living and sleeping areas surrounded by the outside and nature.

The accommodation briefly comprises of an entrance hall, 34ft open plan kitchen/dining/family space, separate formal lounge with feature fireplace, three bedrooms all en-suite, utility, pantry and cloakroom on the ground floor.

On the first floor is a galleried landing area leading to a master bedroom with en-suite and bi folding doors to a large roof terrace area around the majority of the building. Also from the galleried area is a further reception/library room with bespoke fittings and bi folding doors to a further large roof terrace area with views over the grounds and beyond.

Situation
The North and East facing boundaries are open Crown land, the south facing boundary is Punch Bowl Lane and the West facing boundary is Cherry Tree Lane.

Outside
Set within grounds of approaching one and a half acres, Home House is accessed via an automated 7ft high double gated secure entrance with CCTV linked to the main house, and a long 120m tree lined driveway. There is a substantial shingled courtyard providing parking for numerous vehicles.

The garden area is laid mainly to lawn and features a barbecue, fire pit and terrace areas around the property, all designed to bring nature and the outdoors - indoors.

Additional Information
Connectivity - Integrated 4G aerial internet allowing for remote access of much of the home automation including the CCTV, central heating, RAKO lighting, NEST smoke alarms, CO2 sensors and the Calor Gas LPG supply.

Services - Mains electricity and Calor Gas LPG underground tank.

Construction - Home House is a steel framed structure with brick built walls to the ground floor, timber walls to the first floor under a rubber flat roof. Exterior cladding in Douglas Fir.

Building Warranty - remainder of 10 year guarantee from 2015.

Folding Doors - all bespoke and designed specifically for Home House.

AV and Home Automation - The property is fully equipped with a GSM automated gate solution. RAKO lighting control system. Integrated SONOS sound system. External day and night CCTV. Automated interior and exterior lighting. NEST protect system. A number of other technology solutions all based on the integrated CAT 6 system network in place in each room.

Design Features - to include drop shadow skirting, full height doors, Portman sliding doors, integrated LED lighting, Quooker boiling tap, wine fridge and privacy glass.

Underfloor Heating - Wet underfloor heating to all floors, system Heatmiser heating control system with individual room themostats, large water tank and central water filler.

Floor finishes - a combination of exposed concrete, high grade carpet and wooden flooring.

Additional information - as the property is a very unique and visually stunning piece of work in its own right, the current vendor has capitalised on this to create a business model around the property over recent years, whereby they hire it out for short periods of time to be used in a number of different ways, from video shoots to TV work, film work, fashion shoots etc. This has over the last few years provided in excess of £100,000 of income per annum with future bookings in place over the course of 2019. This is something that any new vendor could easily carry on and expand in years to come - Please do ask for more details with a booking history and income received available upon request.

Entrance hall

3 Receptions

kitchen/dining/family space

utility room

pantry

cloakroom

master bedroom with ensuite & dressing room

3 further bedrooms all ensuite

family bathroom

covered terraces

Energy Performance Certificate

Agent details

Hamptons International St. Albans

  • 2 High Street
  • St Albans
  • Hertfordshire
  • AL3 4EL
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