Guide Price £1,995,000
Hayling Island, Hampshire
This impressive family home is the result of the vendor's personal project who, working in collaboration with local architects Dwell Design, totally transformed a Spanish-style villa into one of Hayling Islands own Grand Designs! It's stylish, energy efficient and a truly unique home.
Impressive design with impeccable interior styling.
This impressive cubist-style home is the result of the personal project of the current owners who, working in collaboration with renowned local architects, Dwell Design, totally transformed a Spanish- style villa into one of Hayling Island's own Grand Designs! This contemporary, stylish and totally unique house is environmentally sustainable, energy efficient and a truly wonderful family home. From the aesthetic design, incorporating Cedar wood and expansive glazing, to the minutia of its luxurious internal finish, it seems nothing has been overlooked. A first-floor timber-clad cantilevered box provides a glass balcony to the master suite. This sits on an ivory-rendered base providing the spacious ground floor accommodation. This meticulous project has resulted in a visually interesting and unique family home.
'A room with a view' is a commonly used expression which is applicable to not just one room in this house but rather to most, as there are floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, providing an abundance of natural light to flood throughout. Further reaching views, over Chichester Harbour and The South Downs in the distance, can be enjoyed from the roof-top terrace with its fitted hot-tub. A fabulously private space to enjoy some down time away from the bustle of family life when time permits!
Facing the house, and to the rear of the garage, the owners have created an impressive Annexe building. Currently used as a home office suite, ideal for those days when a commute is not necessary, this is an ideal space for meeting clients, who would not fail to be impressed by the peaceful surroundings. With a fitted kitchen corner and a shower room, this would make excellent additional accommodation for family and friends.
For entertaining, there are a choice of decked terraces providing ample space for grown-ups, teenagers and even the little ones to have their own space with friends.
Located on the edge of the island village of Northney, and within the designated Chichester Harbour's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ivory House is perfectly placed in a countryside setting, yet within a couple of minutes-walk across fields to the coastal path along the banks of Chichester Harbour. Northney, has a beautiful 11th Century Norman church, two village tearooms and it is very popular for its dairy ice-cream. It is regarded as the prestige location on the island with a calmer and more tranquil pace of life. Any congestion seen on the roads here is more likely to be created by ducks, horses and a variety of farm animals than modern-day vehicles.
STEP INSIDE Double custom-made oak front doors open into an impressive grand Reception Hall, the ultimate space to meet and greet. There's even more than ample space here for the grand piano! An impressive T-shaped staircase stands at the opposite wall to the front entrance.
The accommodation on the ground floor is well laid out and very conducive to modern family living.
The Main Reception Room is a beautifully light living space that opens onto the Sitting Room and Games Entertaining Room beyond, complete with a bar. This area features bi-fold doors internally, allowing for flexibility of use, and externally which open onto an expanse of decking, creating an ideal entertaining area and making full use of the outdoors. Further full width glass screen doors open into the spacious Family Lounge area. The bespoke fitted Study sits to one side of the central staircase, whilst a Guest Bedroom Suite complete with Shower Room, is located at the other.
The Dining Room, with views towards the Annexe, is set to the right-had side of the Reception Hall, and has double doors leading to a pebbled garden. A door leads into the stunningly finished kitchen, which has an extensive range of high gloss cream units, smooth integrated 'Whirpool' and 'Smeg' appliances, (including coffee machine, bar fridge, microwave) and a glass work surfaces that appears to 'float' on top of a huge island. A relaxing Snug area sits to one end, with recessed stone fireplace with gas fire and television over. There is also access to a large and well-fitted Utility Room and Walk-in Pantry. Double doors, skylights, and multiple floor-to-ceiling windows bathe the room in natural light.
From the Reception Hall, the staircase splits and rises to both sides of the galleried landing with atrium window.
To one side, the Master Bedroom Suite has triple aspect floor-to-ceiling windows leading to a wrap-around glazed balcony providing wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, and an ideal spot for morning coffee. There is a large Wet Room complete with natural slate tiles and 'his and hers' open rainfall showers and bath.
Located at the entrance to the Master Suite, a glazed door leads to a staircase rising to a private glazed and decked Roof Terrace. This is a luxury which could be shared with friends and family or kept as a secret 'get-away-from-it-all' space when a bit of quiet relaxation is required. It has a large hot-tub, ample room for seating and far-reaching views over Chichester Harbour to The South Downs in the distance.
Bedroom Three has its own En-suite Shower Room, whilst Bedroom Four has the luxury of a large private terrace with very pleasant views.
Bedroom Five and the Family Bathroom, with shower and bath, complete the accommodation on the first floor.
STEP OUTSIDE The property, which is well-placed within its plot, is approached through double in-and-out electric gates, leading to a large brick-paved driveway wrapping around the front of the house and offering parking for multiple cars, boats, caravans etc with the double garage located to one side. A large well-designed Annexe sits behind the garage, with two well-appointed offices connected via a kitchenette area and cloakroom with shower. Ideal for home-working or for separate self-contained accommodation.
The secluded, large rear garden has a very rural feel. From many aspect, both inside and outside the house, there are pleasant and far-reching views to be enjoyed. The neighbours across the fence, a family of deer, often come from the copse out to the fields for a visit. There is a large expanse of lawn, flanked by a variety of shrubs and trees. The large decked terrace, along with the side decked areas to the kitchen and the annexe, are perfect for outside dining and relaxation. Younger family members can enjoy a secure environment in which to ride their scooters or bikes on the paved areas or run around on the large lawn.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Havant Borough Council
Council Tax Band 'G'
Mains electricity, water, drainage
Domestic solar panels
Partial underfloor heating
Broadband internet connectivity
DIRECTIONS From the A27 exit for Hayling Island/Havant. Once over the bridge onto the island, turn left immediately (before the petrol station) and follow this winding road to Northney. Continue through the village and proceed until you see the white walls and twin wooden gates of Ivory House on the right-hand side.
- Architect Designed Contemporary Home
- Accommodation c. 4,406 sq. ft.
- Roof Top Terrace with Views & Hot Tub
- Annexe / Home Office Suite
- Garden Adjoining Farm Land
- Rural Countryside & Water Views
- Ample Parking for Numerous Cars, Boats etc
- Close to Beaches & Marinas
- Mainline Station 3.5 miles
- EPC Rating �C�