PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
BEDROOMS: Four doubles
PRICE: £1.9 million
AGENT: Hose Rhodes Dickson
TEL: 01983 538090
SEA views come in all shapes and sizes but those from a home next to the shore at Ryde are the stuff of dreams, taking in a wide and interesting stretch of water where hovercraft, ferries, liners and cargo ships are frequent sights.
The vast panorama seen through huge rear windows and doors at detached Sea Crest in Westfield Park also features the mainland and Spinnaker Tower, Ryde’s long pier, a Solent Fort and even Osborne House and the Island’s coastline in the other direction.
So well designed is the impressive 1970s house, standing on a 100ft-wide plot, nearly every room looks out over its lawned back garden and onto The Solent beyond.
If taking to the water rather than watching the activity afloat appeals, you can use a private slipway next door, which is shared by residents.
Stretching right across the back of the house is a patio, perfect for summer dining while enjoying the sea air and views.
Generous parking is provided by a block-paved front driveway leading to a detached double garage and there is side access to an integral workshop/garage.
The front door, within a wide covered porch, leads to an entrance hall with a WC off and an attractive oak staircase — matching the heavy internal doors — to the galleried upstairs landing and neutral decor continues throughout.
Morning sunshine floods into the front-facing dining room, while the 21ft by 19ft drawing room has a woodburning stove with doors to the patio and a door to a bright garden room also with fine Solent views and patio access.
Next to the morning room and also reached from the hall is the kitchen with a bow window above the sink framing a stunning sea view. Cream shaker-style units are fitted in this tile-floored room, which has space for a range cooker, dishwasher and fridge freezer.
The adjacent utility room, with more units, tall cupboards, plumbing for a washing machine and a side door, is similarly spacious.
A large upstairs family bathroom, with a shower cubicle and bath, serves three of the bedrooms, each with built-in wardrobes.
One is a sunny front-facing room, another a large rear and side aspect room with a vanity handbasin and the other a smaller room also with fabulous Solent views and access to a sea-facing balcony.
This balcony can also be reached from the 17ft long sitting room/study, which is part of the luxurious master bedroom suite.
Attractive built-in furniture features in the huge bedroom, leading to a dressing area with built-in storage and a door to a bathroom with a bath and separate shower.