This superb eco-friendly property was designed exclusively for its current owner, being completed early 2011. It commands the high ground at the top of a long tree-lined driveway, and whilst being almost completely invisible from street level, it boasts circa 5800 square feet of accommodation and sits in private grounds of 0.5 acres. Built by local craftsmen, Christian Ratcliffe builders, it blends traditional mellow surrey brick under a Spanish slate roof with, a truly jaw dropping technical specification and quite superb internal finishes. Domestic hot water and heating is provided by a Nibe Air Source heat pump system to underfloor heating throughout.
All external walls have solid fill insulation, the concrete beam and block floors have similar insulation and all internal walls are of solid construction and faced with Lafarge Mega Deco system boards. The house has full severe weather rated argon filled double glazing throughout. The south and west facing elevations have extensive glazing, providing for excellent passive solar gain. The main living area provides a large wide and deep reception hall, beautiful and elegant formal lounge, charming dining room, whilst the huge entertaining kitchen is fully fitted with superb Leicht German kitchen units with extensive work surfaces and storage, central cooking station and breakfast bar. Fully equipped to a professional level with top of the range Miele appliances. Truly the hub of the house, this room opens to a well proportioned family/day room which in turn provides access to a separate study/office. A further hallway provides access to separate utility room and thence to the climate controlled leisure block with heated indoor swimming pool with room for exercise equipment and dedicated shower/changing room. There are superb Italian marble and porcelain floors in the main areas and also eco-friendly solid bamboo floors to the family room and study. A hand crafted white ash and oak staircase leads to a large gallery and reading area off which are four very generous, high ceilinged en suite bedrooms.
The pride of which is the superb master suite with separate full bathroom and fitted dressing room. The laundry room is thoughtfully located on this floor. The staircase continues to two further bedrooms with an en suite bathroom. There are electric security gates through to a parking area and insulated underground garage, with high security electric door and space for up to four vehicles, a plant room and separate secure access to the basement lobby and wine cellar. The extensive gardens surround the property on all sides and have been established to blend in with the mature wooded area to the rear, which contains many specimen trees and a small hobby orchard has been planted. A sophisticated alarm system is complimented by perimeter CCTV. The property benefits from the latest whole house Singlepoint Cat8 internal home network system, providing connectivity for telephone, hi speed broadband, hd TV, digital radio and multi-media distribution. This compliments an integrated Nuevo Concerto home entertainment system designed and installed by Sheffield based experts Konnectiv. Beautifully decorated throughout. Without doubt, one of the most noteworthy properties built in Sheffield in recent years.
Situated in arguably the city's most enduring, exclusive enclave, close to excellent schools, a few minutes from the University and Hallamshire hospital and a ten minute drive to the city centre in one direction and within minutes of Mayfield valley and the peak district National Park in the other. The house has the balance of a 10 year NHBC warranty. A genuinely unique, one off property. There is no forward chain.
The property comprises:
A wide pillared canopy with a light to a hand made oak front door with a side panel, both having sealed unit smoked double glazing.
4.90m(16'1'') x 4.70m(15'5'')
Graceful reception hall with a Spanish porcelain tiled floor, flowing to the formal reception rooms on the right and the daily living areas on the left. The centre-piece of which, is a hand crafted white ash and oak staircase rising up over two floors. A separate staircase to the lower basement lobby and wine cellar. Burglar alarm control panel and low energy lighting.
2.00m(6'7'') x 1.90m(6'3'')
with a white suite of low flush WC and a vanity unit with double storage cupboard below, tiled splashback and under floor heating to a ceramic tiled floor, stainless steel towel rail and a translucent uPVC double glazed window.
There are double opening bespoke oak doors to a
delightful, generous lounge
7.40m(24'3'') x 5.50m(18'1'')
A breathtaking twist on the traditions of old and the comforts of today. South facing and full of light, this elegant and sumptuous room features an open fireplace and cast iron dog grate, with a polished limestone mantle and surround, simply stunning Italian marble flooring and wonderful space. Low energy, ambiance down lighting on dimmer control with two low energy feature centre lights. There is a full hd home cinema system with Current Audio ceiling mounted speakers, a large Sony flat screen TV with both remote and wall mounted touch screen controls. To the side are double French doors to a small patio and side garden.
A wide opening and from the reception hall are contemporary double oak doors to
4.90m(16'1'') x 3.50m(11'6'')
with a contrasting marble floor, ceiling speakers, wall and ceiling lights and further double glazed French doors which lead to a patio and draw you out to the expansive wooded rear garden.
6.50m(21'4'') x 5.00m(16'5'')
Designed locally by John Longley and specially imported from Germany, this uncompromising, quality Leicht kitchen delivers complete functionality with extensive worktop surfaces, vast cupboard storage, central breakfast bar, a concealed glass dining table and Italian porcelain floor. It is fitted to a professional standard with top of the range Miele appliances consisting of: Two multi function single ovens, a combination microwave oven, coffee maker, twin induction hobs, tepanyaki plate, Elica free-form extractor, separate larder fridge and complementing freezer, dishwasher and an inset 1.5 bowl Franke stainless steel sink with mixer tap. There are six downlighters and under-cupboard lighting, ceiling speakers and a wall mounted Sony flat screen tv. A particular focal point are the full length, bi-folding, double glazed patio doors which completely retract and open onto the south facing veranda, overlooking the front garden. This is truly the hub of the house.
To the opposite side is a wide opening which steps down to the
4.50m(14'9'') x 3.90m(12'10'')
This well proportioned room has a solid Bamboo floor, inset Stovax cassette multi fuel stove, with polished granite surround, home cinema system with Sony flat screen hd TV and ceiling mounted speakers. The low energy ceiling lights are both on dimmers and again double glazed French doors lead to a patio area and the rear garden which catches the evening sun.
An oak door leads to the
3.40m(11'2'') x 2.90m(9'6'')
With a Bamboo floor and double glazed windows with vertical blinds.
From the kitchen an opening to an
With a porcelain tiled floor and a secondary entrance door from the front verandah.
With an inset stainless steel sink, working surfaces, base unit and a tall storage cupboard. A separate inset cupboard houses the secondary fuse board with a further inset cupboard housing the home network distribution hub, CCTV computer control and the Nuevo Concerto home entertainment system.
A uPVC double glazed door leads to
11.90m(39'1'') x 6.00m(19'8'')
With an insulated, heated swimming pool featuring an Aquastone "Grand Designs" quartz pebble finish. The room has full climate control including dehumidification, a pull cover, low voltage lighting and four audio speakers. There is space for fitness equipment and two sets of full length bi-folding doors which open to a side garden with barbeque patio and a further raised terrace area.
Adjacent to which is a
2.40m(7'10'') x 1.80m(5'11'')
having a white suite of a Mira shower with curtain and rail, a pedestal wash hand basin and low flush WC with two walls fully tiled, an extractor fan, a porcelain tiled floor, a tall radiator/towel rail, three lights, a translucent uPVC double glazed window and an oak door.
6.60m(21'8'') x 4.00m(13'1'')
A custom made white ash and oak staircase, with turned spindles and newel posts rises gracefully from the centre of the house to a large gallery/reading area which has bamboo flooring, high ceiling and tall uPVC double glazed three panel window with a southerly aspect.
5.50m(18'1'') x 4.90m(16'1'')
A superb double bedroom with bamboo floor and a dressed limestone fireplace with a living flame gas fire, two centre lights, six twin wall lights on dimmers. There is a built-in wall mounted Sony TV and a wide rear facing uPVC double glazed window overlooking the garden.
3.40m(11'2'') x 2.90m(9'6'')
with five double and one single tall wardrobes with a top shelf, a bamboo floor, six spotlights and a uPVC double glazed window with vertical blinds.
3.00m(9'10'') x 2.80m(9'2'')
Fully tiled and having a white suite comprising a six foot slipper bath having a pull out hand shower, a double walk-in fully tiled Mira shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush WC. A mirror with a light, a tall radiator/towel rail, ceramic tiled floor, an extractor fan and a translucent uPVC double glazed window.
Double bedroom 2
4.40m(14'5'') x 3.70m(12'2'')
with a bamboo floor, a uPVC double glazed front facing window commanding a fine aspect.
1.70m(5'7'') x 1.60m(5'3'')
with a double and single tall wardrobes with a bamboo floor.
2.00m(6'7'') x 1.70m(5'7'')
Fully tiled and having a white suite comprising a Mira shower, pedestal wash hand basin and a low flush WC. A mirror with light, a ceramic tiled floor, a radiator/towel rail, extractor fan, three lights and a translucent uPVC double glazed window.
Double bedroom 3
5.26m(17'3'') x 3.43m(11'3'')
has a bamboo floor and a broad front facing uPVC double glazed window, which commands a fine view.
3.30m(10'10'') x 2.70m(8'10'')
A Jack and Jill bathroom with a white suite of a panelled bath, a pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC, a corner fully tiled Mira shower, a ceramic tiled floor, a radiator/towel rail, a mirror with a light, some lights, an extractor fan, a translucent uPVC double glazed window. Access to an insulated loft.
An oak door to
double bedroom 4
4.40m(14'5'') x 4.00m(13'1'')
with tall double and single fitted wardrobes, with a matching chest of drawers, bamboo floor with a uPVC double glazed rear facing window.
2.40m(7'10'') x 2.30m(7'7'')
having a working surface, a stainless steel sink with mixer taps and double base unit below, plumbing for automatic washer and including a Zanussi automatic washing machine and a Hotpoint condensing dryer. There is a tall storage cupboard and a ceramic tiled floor.
3.50m(11'6'') x 2.90m(9'6'')
Continuing in white ash, with turned spindles and newel post, to a second landing with two further bedrooms. This floor would be perfect for teenagers or as a separate studio.
Double bedroom 5
4.60m(15'1'') x 2.80m(9'2'')
with bamboo floor, downlighters, a uPVC double glazed window and an oak door to an
3.50m(11'6'') x 2.60m(8'6'')
with a white suite comprising a recessed fully tiled Mira shower with a built-in wash hand basin and with a working surface, a low flush WC, an extractor fan, two downlighters, a ceramic tiled floor, a radiator/towel rail and a translucent uPVC double glazed window.
An oak door to a
games room/bedroom 6
5.60m(18'4'') x 4.60m(15'1'')
with a bamboo floor and two uPVC double glazed windows, one with a wide display sill, both enjoying fine views. There are numerous downlighters and insulated eaves storage areas.
From the reception hall is a
Through an oak door this leads down to a large internal basement lobby with ceramic tiled floor and secondary burglar alarm control. Providing useful storage area it also gives secure covered access from the garage.
Cool wine cellar with two racking units and ceramic tiled floor, power and light.
10.10m(33'2'') x 6.20m(20'4'')
A four car integral garage with electrically operated, insulated, high security remote controlled door. Florescent strip lights on sensors and two further up-and-over metal doors and numerous power points, off which is
5.90m(19'4'') x 2.30m(7'7'')
This houses all the pool equipment, Heatstar unit, two backup gas boilers a 600 litre water tank, main 3-phase electrical fuse boards and the Nibe control units for the Air Source heat pump.
All measurements are approximate. None of the services, fittings or appliances (if any), heating installations, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested and no warranty is given as to their working ability.
Set in approximately just over half an acre, with a long driveway to electrically operated remote control ornate cast iron gates, with a separate gate, having an intercom system and a post box, to a driveway with reversing or car parking space to the front garden, with rustic brick walling and an abundance of bushes, a pathway having numerous lights and wrought iron railings, to an Indian stone sun terrace outside the front of the property which extends to the second front door. There is a block paved pathway and rustic brick walling with the heat pump air system and a generous side garden with an Indian stone patio and a further stone patio with a lawn and an abundance of trees. A generous wide lawned garden with some wild flowers and an abundance of trees including beech, chestnut, a range of fruit trees, some fencing, two stone patios, lighting, security CCTV and power points. A lawned side garden with a stone patio, again with lights.
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