Splash out on this ideal home
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 14:36
PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
Bedrooms: Eight doubles
Contact: 01983 209020
HALFWAY up a hill leading from Cowes seafront within a leafy, secluded world of its own and with pretty sea views is a distinctive looking home with space galore.
There are no half measures at detached Midpoint House in prestigious Egypt Hill when it comes to accommodation as the American colonial-style house has eight double bedrooms, two huge living rooms and a 29ft garden room.
With en-suite facilities to six bedrooms, the other two next door to bathroom facilities and a downstairs shower room — perfect after using the heated rear swimming pool — it is ideal for an extended family or a B&B.
The sole owner of 38 years, who adapted it from a design at the Ideal Home Exhibition in 1971, has previously used it in this way letting the four upstairs bedrooms while their family lived comfortably on the two lower floors.
Trees and shrubs abound in the front and back gardens and line a pathway to a paved under-veranda area and the front door. A driveway curves around to a two-bay carport and leads to a double garage with workbenches.
At ground-floor level is a paved patio with a sea outlook and access to a delightful side path through a tunnel of greenery leading to the end of the good-sized shrub and tree-lined garden.
Privacy abounds and steps descend from the patio to the kidney shaped pool with extensive paved surround.
On the ground floor is the welcoming 22ft-long drawing room with two front windows, a stove-style gas fire and double doors to the long garden room, which has a sea view through feature doors to the patio, a matching rear door with a leafy outlook and a kitchenette/utility area off with a butler sink and front door.
Off the drawing room is a bedroom with a charming sea view and an en-suite bathroom and a kitchen/breakfast room with Shaker-style units, two built-in ovens and a breakfast bar.
A galleried landing with wide stairs to the lowest floor has doors to a bathroom, two quirky front-facing en-suite bedrooms with a mezzanine sleeping area that children will love and a large bedroom with two dressing areas off and sea views through two sets of doors to Juliet balconies.
The pool is accessed via rear sliding doors in the big downstairs sitting room with a log burner and doors to a utility area with shower and WC, a store/boiler room, a former sauna and the garage.
Stairs rise from the entrance hall to the top floor, including a shower room and two en-suite bedrooms with attractive rear sea views through Juliet balcony doors — one also with a dressing room.
Completing the home is a front-facing bedroom and a bedroom suite, including a kitchenette, en-suite facilities and a bedroom with a super sea outlook through an attractive round side feature window.