This unique seafront house is unashamedly contemporary but with a nod to the classic Art Deco houses of the Bauhaus school, of which several examples can be found in the area and which architectural students travel from all over the world to see. The dramatic interior draws its inspiration from the clean lines and minimalist architecture of the Modernist movement, with the emphasis on creating light and space throughout the building. The visitor will be impressed as the gentle curved front door opens onto the lofty 22ft high reception hall with floor to ceiling curved windows, ivory porcelain tiled floor and two tier Modernist inspired oak and glass staircase rising to a galleried landing overlooking the reception hall from two sides. The principal reception rooms all look over the gardens to the waters of Langstone Harbour and beyond to the South Downs. Full height curved glass sliding doors from both the sitting room and dining room make the most of the waterside location. The rooms flow seamlessly one through to the other, with glazed pocket doors dividing the rooms as desired. A contemporary fireplace in the sitting room has a remote controlled gas fire and fully integrated retractable flat screen TV above. A Sonos home entertainment system provides music throughout the main rooms of the house. In the dining room two custom made curved burr ash cocktail cabinets and shelving have a distinctive 1930's feel. A further set of glass pocket doors leads through to the bespoke kitchen and curved corner larder. The kitchen has every appliance one can imagine together with a unique mix of painted and solid wood cabinets, having a hint of the 1930's design without compromising their essential contemporary style. The gentle curves and elliptical design of a number of units take their cue from the elegant lines of the building itself. Walnut, ripple sycamore and painted surfaces create a pleasing contrast including a satin red housing to the fan assisted oven, combination microwave and steam ovens. Off centre lies a walnut elliptical island and breakfast bar with work surfaces in polished dark green Ubatuba granite and recycled glass. This creates a focal point to the room with its specially designed extractor canopy above. Other features include a double bowl sink with Corian work surface and drainer and Quooker boiling water tap, Fisher and Paykel two drawer dishwasher, Liebherr wine cooler, Miele gas, wok and induction hobs. The south wing houses the spacious study/comfortable TV room complete with custom made cupboards and book cases. Also in the south wing is a cloakroom and utility room with dog washing shower. A door at the end of the hallway opens onto the large integral double garage with remote control roller doors. The two tier Modernist inspired oak, glass and steel staircase rises to a spacious galleried landing on two sides of the reception hall complete with a reading area and fitted bookcases. There are 4 bedroom suites three of which look directly to the water. The principal suite comprises panoramic curved sliding glass picture window and door to private balcony, together with fully fitted dressing room and additional custom made wardrobe. The spacious en suite bathroom design makes use of bold monochrome colouring using sanitary ware from Alessi and charcoal grey stone strip mosaic from Mandarin Tiles. The three further bedroom suites (one with large dressing room) are each individually designed with shower room in each case en suite with high quality fittings and Alessi sanitary ware. A stone shingled driveway approaches the house from the south, opening onto a generous parking and turning area. A sizeable workshop/store room is located nearby provided with light and power. Gardens adjacent to the deck have been planted with a colourful variety of shrubs and perenials designed to provide colour and interest all year round. The deck runs the entire length of the building and is approached by way of doors from the sitting room and dining room. A specially designed raised planter is stocked with a variety of architectural plants and traditional perennials, designed to provide colour and interest all the year round. The lawned garden beyond stretches down to the waterside, past a number of mature oak trees creating various attractive focal points. Walking down to the bottom of the garden, wide-ranging views may be enjoyed over the harbour across Langstone to the east and towards the Portsmouth skyline and the Spinnaker Tower of Gun Wharf Quays to the west. Location Hayling Island lies between Chichester and Portsmouth, jutting out into the waters of Portsmouth Harbour. Sinah Lane is one of the most popular locations on the island, close to the golf club on Sinah Common. The island is well known for its excellent sailing facilities including its yacht club and the Marina at Mengham, both of which allow ready access to the waters of the Solent and the Isle of Wight. There are a number of local shops on the island together with schools, churches, restaurants and other leisure facilities. The A27 to the north of Hayling provides good links to the national motorway network, and a mainline station is located at Havant with a regular service to London Waterloo in about 1 hour 25 minutes. The cathedral city of Chichester lies some 16 miles to the east. Its historic pedestrianised centre provides extensive shopping facilities and other attractions including Pallant House Gallery, home to one of the most significant modern art collections on the south coast, and the internationally known Festival Theatre. The rich countryside of the South Downs National Park is the setting for many picturesque villages and country pubs, providing plenty of opportunities for walking, riding and mountain biking. Glorious Goodwood is already famous for its racecourse but also provides a country club, hotel and plays host to the annual Festival of Speed and the Revival of its historic motor circuit. The city of Portsmouth, some 14 miles to the west, has many attractions including an excellent range of shopping facilities, the historic Portsmouth Naval Dockyards, home to HMS Warrior and HMS Victory, and the excellent shopping and leisure facilities of Gun Wharf Quay. There are regular ferries to the Isle of Wight and cross-channel ferry services reaching France in around 5 hours.
Services Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Broadband available.
Home Entertainment The house has been equipped with a Sonos music system, including integrated speakers to several zones throughout the house, including Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Study, Principal Bedroom & Bathroom, Bedroom 2.
Lighting A fully integrated lighting system including fibre optics is controlled by Lutron mood panels.
Local Authority Havant Borough Council, Civic Offices, Havant. Tel. No. 02392 474174
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Guide price £1,895,000