Hot properties with contemporary design
PUBLISHED: 11:20 10 July 2017
The ability to add creativity, practicality and personality to a property is very appealing. A bespoke design on a grand scale means you can fashion your living space to suit your every need, but even small touches of individuality in furniture or decoration, for example, can make your home stand out from the crowd.
It’s worth bearing in mind though that if you are planning a facelift in order to sell, don’t over-personalise the design as you may put off potential buyers who don’t happen to share your tastes.
Stephen White is a well-known face on the Essex property scene. He started his career in 1980 as an office junior for local estate agents, Lesters, then went on to open and run four estate agency offices before joining Savills in 1999. Stephen now runs the multidiscipline Chelmsford office which has 40 staff, including the residential team which he also leads.
Fyfield Hall in Fyfield, is an exceptional Grade I listed, five bedroom manor house set in about 3.54 acres. Dating from the 12th century, it has undergone a complete, high quality restoration to provide a wonderful fusion of elegant period features and contemporary living. At the heart of the house is a beautiful, bespoke Chalon designed kitchen which overlooks the grounds to the south. The east wing of Fyfield Hall comprises a self-contained, one-bedroom cottage. Fyfield Hall is on the market with Savills at £2.15m. For details, contact Stephen White 01245 293233 or visit www.savills.co.uk.
North Hill, Little Baddow
Slightly elevated and affording a wonderful garden with countryside views to the rear, this unique home was completed in February 2017 with a high performance Monocouche exterior render and under a Welsh slate tile roof. This property promotes contemporary, family living and includes many high specification fittings. The five bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms, include two with high-apex glazed windows overlooking the gardens. Possibly the most stunning aspect of the accommodation is the open-plan kitchen and living space which opens via two sets of bi-folding doors to the expansive decking area and garden.
Guide Price: £1,250,000
Contact: Rob Wells at Church & Hawes Danbury on 01245 225853
The Signature Collection at Beaulieu Chase, Chelmsford
Beaulieu Chase offers a distinctive collection of contemporary-style homes, carefully configured around attractive garden streets and a landscaped park known as The Chase. The Signature Collection comprises two house designs which perfectly showcase the development’s striking, iconic architecture, the Maxima and Terrazza, one offering four bedrooms and the other with five bedrooms. The house designs are instantly recognisable by their gabled roof lines and crisp, clean colour palette. Laid out over three floors, the homes feature unusual twin balconies and roof terraces, perfect for enjoying beautiful views over the parkland.
Guide price: Four-bedroom houses start from £794,995 and five-bedroom homes from £894,995. Incentives available.
Contact: Visit www.beaulieu.uk.com or call the sales team on 01245 209 991.
If you are looking for a beautifully refurbished house which is not too large but has additional accommodation in the grounds, then Brocklands is a perfect choice. This home is especially suited for those who may need disabled-friendly accommodation as the detached two bedroom bungalow annexe with nearly 800sq ft offers good versatility. The house comes with extensive stabling, an additional guest/grooms suite, a vintage ‘tea room’ in the garden, together with an impressive treehouse, garaging and paddocks for grazing. In all 5.4 acres.
Guide Price: £1,735,000
Contact: The Zoe Napier Group on 01621 840333 or visit www.zoenapier.co.uk