A prestigious BH13 address, original Arts and Crafts style architecture and the ability to express one’s imagination combine to make this home highly desirable today.
This hidden gem nestles within a private, natural setting framing its striking gables; a beacon of a by-gone age, awaiting the enthusiasm of a most discerning buyer. Capitalising on the Arts and Crafts heritage from which its design derives, this is a house with immense charm and picturesque features including the signature red-brick chimney.
With the feel of a cottage, it has the space and arrangement of an expansive, family home and its asymmetrical design contributes to the relaxed and unostentatious character. Within walking distance of the local shops and restaurants in Canford Cliffs Village, and a short distance of beaches, golf course and yacht clubs, this house promises all the pre-requisites for a contented family lifestyle.
The heart of this home’s cosiness lies in the kitchen, both internally with a large family dining area, but also externally. Looking out one way over the lawn and flower borders, the south-facing garden is surrounded by mature pines but it is still a complete sun-trap. The other side of the house looks over the secluded garden, again with a lawned approach to the house from Haig Avenue.
There’s a delightfully sunny drawing room (off which, subject to planning, it might be possible to create a conservatory), a study and a double garage. There’s even scope to extend the kitchen to the side of the property – lots of opportunity for the creative imagination.
Typical of Arts and Crafts homes, the first floor nestles partially within the overall pitched roof and low eaves. There are 4 bedrooms, two of which face over the southerly garden, and with 2 bathrooms (one en-suite), this is already sizeable, well-designed and attractively decorated property. That said, one could envisage the possible creation of a 5th bedroom and an additional bathroom without great difficulty (and probably without the need for planning consent given that this is entirely internal) so as to create a property which – because of its inherent character and design – offers an unusual perspective into another architectural age. And, even if that doesn’t work for you, there’s a loft which might be converted; or perhaps extend out over the garage roof. Lots of possibilities to exercise the mind.
The Arts and Crafts movement favoured the revival of heritage building crafts such as timber framing and tile-hanging, and is clearly celebrated in this home. It was a popular architectural style across the Canford Cliffs and Branksome Park areas of Poole, Dorset during the early part of the 20th Century.
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