This well-extended villa in Mayfield Road, Ryde, features a superb kitchen/diner opening on to a large decking area.
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Bedrooms: Four doubles
Estate Agent: Home Estate Agency
Contact: 01983 616000
As well as accommodating a family in style, a spacious Ryde home comes up trumps for sitting in the sunshine and for entertaining inside in cooler months.
Day-to-day life can go with a swing and any time can be party time at 20 Mayfield Road, as the detached property holds several impressive aces.
One is its beautiful showpiece kitchen/diner, opening to a huge deck with enough room for dining and relaxing furniture, while others are four double bedrooms and two big reception rooms.
A real winner for sociable types bringing up a family, the house is within walking distance of facilities in town and has high-specification space with attractive modern decor.
Extended by its owners, it has LED lighting throughout, a TV and aerial point in almost every room, plus extensive insulation and solar panels helping to keep bills down.
Up to four cars can fit on the front parking area, while at the rear is a sizeable lawned garden with a pizza oven and barbecue space next to the vast deck.
An alternative sitting area is a split-level paved patio at one side, between a timber shed and a smart summer house with windows and doors to two sides. This is used for a hot tub but could be a home office or hobby room.
Bikes and garden equipment can be stashed away in a large lean-to shed.
More useful storage can be found in the two cupboards off the wooden laminate-floored hallway, where there are stairs to the first floor.
The 21ft-long sitting room has handsome oak flooring and two big front windows, one an attractive bay. The room has the dramatic focal point of a soft-purple-painted end wall,with a chimney breast incorporating space for a woodburning stove.
Alternatively, you can wind down in the similarly proportioned family room, also with mellow oak flooring, where rear doors slide open to the deck and can let in summer breezes.
A striking monochrome colour scheme creates impact in the kitchen/
dining room, where glossy white units contrast with gorgeous black granite worksurfaces and glass splashbacks.
A large matching island, with seating for two at one end, includes an induction hob with an extractor and there are two built-in ovens, plus space for an American fridge-freezer. Bi-fold doors in the dining area open to the deck.
In the next-door utility room, which has a contemporary-style cloakroom off it, are more white units and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
The laminate-floored upstairs landing, which has a side window and linen cupboard, leads to the bedrooms, a study and a modern bathroom, where there is a large shower as well as a bath.
One of the two front-facing bedrooms has a bay window and there is also a bay window in one of the rear aspect bedrooms.