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This imposing substantial detached property was designed and built in 2000 by the current owners for their own occupation for which they must take credit! The property is situated in Southampton's most sought after residential area on a mature plot of one acre in size. Careful thought has been given to create an impressive detached family residence of great character and stature that will appeal to the discerning purchaser. The main house exceeds 8500 sq ft in size.
A number of notable features include CAT5 wiring, Lutron lighting, ceiling speakers, Creston cinema system, gas fired under floor heating system with two boilers, an extensive security system with CCTV (rotating cameras, hand scanners and a full monitoring system).
Chilworth has proved to be Southampton's most sought after residential area and the City Centre is approximately five miles to the South. Access points to the M3 and M27 motorway networks are found at the end of The Avenue and Stoneham Way whilst the Parkway railway station (opposite the International Airport) provides a fast and convenient route to London Waterloo. Recreational facilities are provided by the Southampton Common, City Golf Course and Sports Centre together with Stoneham Golf Club (members only) and Chilworth Golf Club. The nearby Hilton Hotel and Chilworth Manor Hotel have spa facilities/gym's etc.
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The main entrance opens into-
Bespoke oak double staircase with wall panelling. The hall is linked to all the main reception rooms and allows access to the kitchen and dining room.
The kitchen has numerous appliances including two cookers, two hobs, two dishwashers, an American style fridge and larder. There are Corian style matching work surfaces and a full range of useful storage units plus and a central island unit that can be used as a breakfast bar and also houses a wine storage area.
The adjacent dining room has been designed to maximise entertaining space. Double doors open out onto the rear garden and patio. The family room is also approached from the dining room.
Other reception rooms include an impressive drawing room that is over 30' in length with hand made book shelving and storage cupboards with a main stage area. There is an impressive stone surround fireplace that is a focal point for the room. This room has a large bay window and double doors opening out onto the patio.
The home office/study has been equipped with the latest communication systems and bespoke built-in shelving for file storage/books etc. There is another reception room with a central fireplace and bay window that can be used as a more informal reception area or music room.
The home cinema room can be accessed from the bootroom, utility and family room through a linked corridor and is equipped with a Crestron cinema system with a large screen and seating for family and guests. The system is operated by a central panel which controls the lighting and blackout curtains. Following on from this room steps lead down to an extensive wine cellar that has bottle storage areas set in and around brick arches.
The striking galleried landing is a centre piece of the first floor accommodation and leads to a superb master bedroom suite that is found to the left hand side of the house. The bedroom area is spacious enough and there is also a dressing room with built-in wardrobes and cupboard space which then leads onto the ensuite bathroom with underfloor heating, a separate shower room and sauna. The four remaining bedrooms on this floor all benefit from built-in wardrobes, have ensuite facilities and under floor heating.
Over the garage is a gym and large storage area (the gym is wired for sound and has an ensuite shower and toilet).
The stairs lead up from the first floor to a central landing that allows access to bedroom six and seven both benefitting from ensuite bath/shower rooms with each one having further storage or study areas. There is a communications room that houses all the electronic equipment for the security, cabling and sound systems for the house.
The property is approached through electrically operated wooden gates that open out onto a sweeping driveway and turning circle that allows parking/turning for numerous vehicles and gives access to the double garage. There is a useful boiler room and store room leading from the garage.
The gardens have been designed by the award winning landscape and garden designer Julie Toll and the borders are well planted with a variety of mature shrubs and trees. To the rear of the house is a large expansive lawn with mature shrubs and trees including Rhododendrons that give seclusion and spring colour. The patio is ideal for outdoor entertaining and runs practically along the length of the house and can be accessed by the main reception rooms along the rear. There is a also a private decking area that is an idyllic suntrap.
Agents Note A separate floorplan is available upon request showing the extensive accommodation.
Simon Edser and Hilary Singer are dealing with this property and will be happy to provide further information.
Please telephone 02380 228822.
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