Style in spades at modern pad

By Kate Cranwell

Published on Friday, June 27, 2014 - 14:00


Style in spades at modern pad

There’s a New England feel to this immaculate property at Quarr Place, Binstead, which has been renovated over the past three years. Picture by Robin Crossley.


Location: Binstead

Bedrooms: Four

Price: Guide OIRO £450,000

Agent: Trigg and Co

Contact: 01983 525710

Transforming the inside and outside of 3 Quarr Place has been a three-year project for the current owners, who have paid close attention to detail and style to create a desirable family home.

This spacious detached Binstead property offers the best of both worlds — close to Ryde, as well as Newport, the convenience of town centre locations and mainland links are not far away, yet the tranquil plot and sweeping gardens feel a million miles from everyday hustle and bustle.

Merging old and new was the main objective for the owners, who have used an attractive pale grey horizontal cladding on the newly built extensions and sympathetically part-covered the Island stone of the original house, in order to blend the two.

There’s a gravel drive with room for several vehicles and wide steps up to the front porch, which has an impressive solid oak door taking centre stage.

Inside the ample porch, a glass-panelled door leads straight into the stunning 34ft kitchen/diner, with its modern black and white cupboards housing the integral fridge-freezer and dual oven.

A central island incorporates the hob and doubles as a useful breakfast bar, with views to the garden through folding patio doors, which lead to a decked balcony and steps down to the lawn and garage.

A further decked area to the rear of the house is a lovely place to relax with friends, while the children play in the main garden.

There’s a similar arrangement indoors, with a spacious family lounge to the right as you step inside and a useful sitting room/playroom to the left, which has plenty of useful storage space, as well as its own patio doors and steps to the garden beyond. A further door off the sitting room leads to the downstairs cloakroom and a handy utility room.

Like the rest of the downstairs, the lounge has fresh white walls and low-energy inset spotlights. There’s a contemporary-style feature fireplace and the room is filled with light from the front window and patio doors to the rear decking.

Upstairs, there’s a large family bathroom and four bedrooms, two of which are en-suite — a much-needed facility when there’s a growing family waiting for their turn in the morning.

The attractive family bathroom itself has a contemporary white suite, charcoal-coloured floor tiles, a large shower cubicle and a mixture of stunning glass tiles creating a mosaic-style splash-back for the washbasin.

Each of the spacious bedrooms incorporates its own feature wall, with the 18ft by 11ft master bedroom having a useful built-in wardrobe, as well as its own en-suite with WC, handbasin and shower.

The extensively refurbished and extended home also benefits from complete re-wiring, an A-rated efficiency boiler and insulated flooring downstairs.

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