To describe The Oak House as anything less than exceptional would be a mistake, the house is unique, a bespoke timber framed property that is impressive from the outside but simply stunning inside.
Constructed in 2012, the oak frame takes pride of place, master craftsmanship at its very best, the mellow beams and trusses creating a wonderful feeling of solidity and character, whilst lofty vaulted ceilings lend 'cathedral like' space and an airiness to the rooms, so rarely seen in new build properties.
Windows are large, allowing the accommodation to be flooded with natural light and with all the main room looking out over the garden, towards Hambledon Hill in the distance, the well planned design has made the most of the lovely southerly aspect. In order to be able to fully enjoy the views, and to protect the interior from the sun, the window are tinted, providing privacy, without sacrificing the light.
An extremely efficient house to run, the property benefits from very high levels of insulation and an air circulation system is in place. Underfloor heating runs throughout the house and an air conditioning system ensures comfort as well.
The attention to detail paid in the presentation of the house is exemplary. A carefully executed re-styling by the current owners has completely updated both the interior and exterior to create a fabulous contemporary home that complements the structure perfectly.
From the moment the electrically operated Iroko gates open to the recently re-paved drive, the indication of quality is apparent, the house standing privately within its secure, generous plot behind clipped laurel hedges.
The central entrance hall leads on to the fabulous, and largely open plan, reception space at the rear of the house. With Amtico flooring running throughout the ground floor for continuity and with two sets of solid oak French doors opening up to a large paved terrace, the layout flows beautifully and seamlessly with the equally immaculate outdoor space.
A Sitting Room, of very good size, is arranged around an attractive herringbone brick fireplace which houses a Morso self-cleaning wood burning stove, making a wonderful focal point thought the winter months.
The Dining Area, bright and airy, forms the perfect place to congregate and entertain, leading to the luxury, contemporary kitchen which features granite worksufaces. Arranged around a large Island and fully fitted with integral appliances including two full height refrigerators, microwave, dishwasher and electric Rangemaster oven with induction hob and remote controlled Miele rear vented extractor over. A separate Utility Room offers yet more storage and appliance space and there is a ground floor Cloakroom.
Further reception space comes in the form of a large Study or Playroom and direct access to the integral garage gives further options for use.
The sleek glass and oak staircase rises to the first floor, where continuation of the top end presentation does not disappoint. The use of Broadleaf solid oak flooring and electrically operated fitted blinds being matched with excellent built-in storage and luxurious bathroom fittings. The Master Bedroom is perfect, the vaulted ceiling beautiful and the windows with Juliet balcony, framing the views, outstanding. Guild Anderson fitted storage and ambient lighting lends a bespoke, boutique feel that continues into the en-suite wet room, which has Fired Earth tiling, Hansgrohe shower and Villeroy and Boch fittings.
The Guest Bedroom also has a luxury en suite bathroom and there are two further superb double bedrooms and well fitted family bathroom.
The paved drive offers ample parking and, in addition to the integral garage, there is a an oak Car Barn with adjoining workshop with power connected.
Wide side access leads to the stylish and private, contemporary garden at the rear of the house. This fantastic space suits the lifestyle that this fabulous house offers and includes extensive lighting, making it an outdoor room that can be used and enjoyed past sunset.
A deep paved terrace provides wonderful relaxing, dining and entertaining space, supplemented by a separate barbecue area. Streamlined terraces of lawn are bounded by well stocked flower beds, a carefully planned mixture of architectural shrubs, grasses and herbaceous planting that provide colour, scent and interest throughout the seasons. Paths lead down past further sun trap seating areas to a large deck, bounded by productive , raised vegetable borders with a central pergola perfectly placed for a hammock or relaxing swing.