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Waterside - A special place to live in a tranquil lakeside setting
5th Apr 2012
There has been a house overlooking Temple Lake in Stanmore for over 250 years and the latest one to grace its banks is a stunning 21st Century luxury home – ‘Waterside’ – available through us at £ 1.8 million.
Within the landscaped gardens of the former historic Stanmore Park estate that was designed by eminent architect John Vardy in 1763 for the banker, Andrew Drummond, ‘Waterside’ provides over 3000sq ft of quality accommodation that is difficult to match in the area.
This 5-bedroom detached home is architecturally designed over two floors and takes full advantage of its 85ft waterside frontage. Reached via a private drive ‘Waterside’ sits in a quiet, tranquil and impressive setting, off sought-after Gordon Avenue.
“ ‘Waterside’ is Stanmore’s hidden secret – tucked away in this private, secluded and select setting – yet still very close to the centre of the village. It is a unique home and one for which we were happy to advise on the quality finishes that add to its luxury,” said Lee Martin, New Homes Director at Preston Bennett.
The double volume entrance hall, with its impressive hardwood staircase and glass balustrade, leads to the first floor galleried landing.
The ground floor rooms – double-aspect living room, dining room, family room and kitchen/breakfast room – all have easy access from the kitchen to the landscaped gardens and walled patio through fold-back patio doors. Echoing the lake-side setting is a magnificent log burning fireplace in the living room for those cosy winter evenings. The swans and ducks on the lake also add a calming, semi-rural and peaceful aspect to the home.
The bespoke-designed kitchen includes fully integrated energy-efficient Siemens appliances including four ovens; two warming drawers; hob; gas wok burner; fridge; freezer and dishwasher. A fully-fitted laundry room with Siemens washing machine and tumble drier, plus a guest cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation.
The first floor master bedroom suite with a generous dressing area, ensuite bathroom and Juliet balcony overlooks the lake. The guest bedroom has double aspect views, ensuite bathroom and lakeside Juliet balcony. There are three further double bedrooms, all overlooking the lake and a family bathroom with whirlpool bath. All five bedrooms have generous fully-fitted wardrobes
Quality is the watch word for the finishes used throughout this delightful home. Internally, doors are all bespoke floor to ceiling walnut finished and it is fully networked with 21st Century data cabling and home entertainment capability. Underfloor heating plus a first-floor cooling and ventilation system, with individual room controls, add to the comfort of living at ‘Waterside’.
The traditionally built exterior is virtually maintenance-free: something which local developer, Bernard Greenwold is exceptionally proud. There is a video entryphone with three monitors, a NACOSS approved security system and remote controlled electrically operated garage doors.