Offers in excess of £2,500,000
A grand example of luxurious coastal living at its finest, this newly built property is the result of a no expense spared decade-long build that creates the perfect space to escape as well as to entertain fortunate guests. Set into the excavated cliff side amongst cleverly tiered gardens, the property offers a setting like no other and really has to been seen to be appreciated. With generous multiple terracing and purposeful screen planting, the property enjoys an envious raised position with far reaching views down the valley towards the coast and over to the iconic Oliver's Mount, yet provides a private and secluded feel to the grounds.
Built as a modern day fantasy blend between a grand castle and a Bond villain's lair, Howard Heights manages to provide the feeling of an impressive countryside residence whilst the high technology specification and integrated security systems mean you certainly feel like you have your very own fortress. The cleverly designed build has ensured that a perfecting standard has created the most luxurious of spaces with every aspect thoroughly considered to ensure the highest quality and standard of living.
Entering through the large glazed front door, set in the double height glazed atrium, you are greeted with a grand entrance hall with beautiful solid timber cantilevered staircase to the First Floor set in to the full height stone clad wall. The impressive entrance hallway is filled with natural light and offers far reaching views of the vista, it really is the perfect introduction to the scale and luxurious finish that the property exudes.
Leading off the breathtaking entrance is a useful cloakroom WC and follows round to the impressive gymnasium worthy of a luxury health retreat.
Generous in size and equipped with the very latest Precor fitness machines, essential air conditioning and large wall mounted television, the large space looks out through floor to ceiling glazing to the secondary entrance area and terracing to the side of the property whist also taking in the scenic views on offer.
Adjacent to the gym is the large Dining Room with underfloor heating and enough space to comfortably entertain at least 8-10 guests on the stone topped dining table. A glazed opening to the rear provides the room with plentiful natural light to the luxurious setting yet a gentle reminder view of the rugged surroundings to the grounds.
On the other side of the expansive hallway to the Dining Room, and walking past the inset iPad to the wall controlling the many high tech functions around the home, is the opulent Family Room. Separated by a half length wall incorporating the remote controlled contemporary built in Triplex glazed fire, the underfloor heated Family Room allows for views through to the large Sitting Room and leads your eye beyond to the bi-folding doors out to the large main terrace and up-lit Koi Carp pond. Both rooms are decorated with luxurious furnishings befitting of the sumptuous feel throughout, and help to create the picture perfect ready to move in desirability to the property. The open plan nature highlights the grand scale to the home, yet the half divide between the rooms create a cosy snug feel to the Family Room.
Walking through to the Sitting Room allows you to take in the oversized scale of the wrap around bespoke sofa, perfect for those cosy evenings in watching a movie on the large wall mounted 65" television and accompanying Sonos soundbar. However, the television may be rarely used thanks to the full height glazing opposite looking down the valley towards the coast and the view through the bi-folding doors out on to the terrace. A Panasonic air conditioning unit allows for useful temperature control for those warm summer evenings in enjoying the scenery. High level letterbox glazing offers additional natural light that peers through from the Sitting Room to the impressive Kitchen space.
Entered through a door way at the end of the hall, the Kitchen is an oasis for those who love their food, cooking and entertaining. With a large wrap-around central island and full height cabinetry to the rear wall, the Kitchen is a showcase of contemporary design and the very latest technology. Spacious and bright thanks to large bi-folding doors out on to the terrace, the Kitchen offers a full range of NEFF touch screen and smart appliances that offer everything you could possibly need and so much more.
Containing built in oven with slide and hide door, touch display self cleaning steam oven, touch control induction hob with magnetic tipp pad and tipp control and automatic rising extractor, touch control coffee machine, integrated warming drawer, integrated accessory drawer, twin wine chiller cabinets with 46 bottle capacity and a matte black Zip Hydrotap G4 with filtered boiling, chilled and even sparkling water capability just to name a few. The Kitchen offers the perfect environment for everything from a homemade bijou creation to catering for an evening of entertaining plenty of guests. Underfloor heating and a wall mounted television complete the technology line up for this impressive yet functional space.
This home really was efficiently designed to allow for luxurious living just as easily as providing the perfect space to have as many guests as you are looking to invite over for the evening. Pulling the bi-folding doors fully open allows for idyllic Summer inside-outside living and the perfect entertaining space when the barbecue is lit on that expansive terrace.
Accessed from the main entrance hall and by climbing the stunning cantilevered timber staircase, you are presented with a large gallery landing in this double height space and an even more impressive vista of the far reaching scenery on offer. Double height floor to ceiling windows offer a light and airy space, one which is accentuated by the large pitched skylight to the landing area.
Leading off the landing is another useful cloaks/WC and at the opposite end of the generous hallway takes you through to the Master Bedroom suite.
The Master Bedroom is a fine example of luxury living at its very best. Upon entering the room your eyes lead you on to the floor to ceiling windows at the far side with views overlooking the grand terraced garden area and the natural rock faced waterfall leading to the large Koi Carp pond below.
The room also comes with wall mounted television, useful air conditioning system and the ability to control the exterior lighting from the comfort of your own bedroom.
The Master Bedroom suite also offers a generous walk in dressing room area as well as a luxurious en-suite shower room with the very finest fixtures and fittings.
On your right in the Master Bedroom are the generous bi-folding doors leading out to the large roof terrace. Surrounded by potted palm trees and exotic plants and offering some of the finest views in the area of the tree covered valley, the iconic Oliver's Mount and the far reaching sea views beyond, this really feels like a slice of Mediterranean living on North Yorkshire's beautiful coastline. Imagine warm summer evenings relaxing with the doors wide open or waking up and walking out on to your own grand roof terrace to enjoy a morning coffee to take in the scenery.
With a secondary entrance leading back to the hall, even guests can enjoy the roof terrace without the need to come through the Master Suite.
Accompanying the Master Bedroom suite and across the hallway, alongside the secondary entrance to the roof terrace, is the equally impressive Bedroom 2. Thanks to the cantilevered architecture design of the property, upon entering Bedroom 2 you are presented with an uninterrupted picture perfect viewpoint down the valley and the neighbouring scenery towards the coast. With large proportions and a walk in dressing room and en-suite shower room, the second bedroom is by no means any less impressive than the Master Suite.
Further leading off the hallway is a large storage cupboard, perfect for any number of linens, towels and bathroom essentials and alongside the entrance to the most grand of House Bathrooms. With generous proportions to the room, the property offers a tiled built-in Jacuzzi bath and large walk-in shower with luxurious brassware and fittings. A designer basin and WC complete the contemporary opulent House Bathroom sanitaryware whilst the modern heated towel rail and recessed tiled shelving to the walls offer useful stylish additions to the room.
Continuing along the hallway brings you down to the large scale Bedroom 3, providing the perfect guest accommodation with luxuriously finished en-suite bathroom and the very finest fixtures and fittings.
Bedroom 4 completes the bedrooms to the property but is by no means any less impressive or grand in scale. The bedrooms are equally useful for luxurious family living or for use as sumptuous guest bedrooms, each with their own designer en-suites and furniture fittings.
The large terraced areas that surround the property complete the modern appearance and compliment the monochrome architecture to the property. Scattered with exotic planting and large natural rock purposefully selected from the ground the property sits on as a reminder of the cliff face and large scale excavation that made this property possible. The carefully selected planting offers not only a feeling of relaxing in your very own tropical oasis away from the busy world around, but also provides the perfect amount of privacy to not only the outdoor terraces but also the seating areas in the home too. Everything about this home has been designed perfectly to allow beautiful vistas of the stunning scenery around yet enable you to immerse yourself in your own little private setting.
From entering the property via the electric gates on either of the two separate entrances you are given a hint of the hidden yet useful technology on offer within the property. With the very latest integrated security entry system operational either by, remote control, the separate inset wall mounted iPad's within the property or even remotely via your smartphone from anywhere in the world, you can relax safe in the knowledge that you can always be keeping an eye on your property wherever you may be. Driving through the custom electric gates, up the block paved driveway to the ample parking area, double garage and single garage you immediately get a sense that you are visiting a very special property indeed.
Leading off the parking area is the steps to the front entrance terrace which then offers a wrap around aspect to the terracing leading to the large terrace leading accessed from the bi-folding doors from both the Sitting Room and Kitchen. This more than generous terraced area is perfect for entertaining and wraps around the large Koi Carp pond and the stunning natural stone faced waterfall, which of course can not only be remote controlled but is self filtering and up-lit for maximum aesthetic impact. With a large seating area immediately outside the Kitchen and a convenient barbecue space, the terrace offers the perfect space for inside-outside living and eating to enjoy the peaceful surroundings the property has to offer. Walking around the pond and waterfall leads you to another large seating area, itself perfect for taking in those far reaching views and the sound of the falling water alongside.
Leading off this seating area is the steps to the many levels of terraced garden that the property offers, each one with a different and unique vantage point to the grounds and the beautiful landscape beyond. With areas laid to lawn, paved almost turret like viewing points and seating areas overlooking the grounds below, the property offers a plethora of outdoor space for relaxing, entertaining or taking in the panoramic scenery as it changes from season to season. It also shows off the hidden eco-credentials of the home, with a view of the useful solar panels and air source heat exchange equipment, as well as the air conditioning units usually only visible from above.
The property really has to be viewed to be appreciated in order to take in the attention to detail, the exquisite space it offers and the grand nature that this brand new home has in abundance. It offers the best of both worlds in terms of breathtaking scenery but also the right amount of seclusion and privacy that is often difficult to find when located in such a commanding position. It provides the perfect blend of rural living right beside the stunning North Yorkshire coast and is perfectly positioned to allow easy access to major towns and cities as well as the plentiful tourist attractions found locally.
Howard Heights is the result of a decade long build that sought to try and create a home befitting of a modern day interpretation of a castle fused with a Bond villain's lair. In so many ways it not only demonstrates this in abundance, but creates a tranquil setting of upmost luxury and an opulent lifestyle that makes you feel like the property is situated not just in its own postcode area, but in a coastal Mediterranean region where you can escape from the hectic world we live in.
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