Striking, modern and efficient

By Judy Marriott

Friday, November 9, 2012


Striking, modern and efficient

The striking kitchen, with its top-quality, glossy units and large range cooker. Pictures by Robin Crossley.


Location: Ventnor

Bedrooms: Three doubles

Price: £500,000

Agent: Marvins

Tel: 856111

Design detail, contemporary style and expanses of glazing make a home, known to locals as the glass house, a showstopper.

There is plenty to applaud at Jacks Hill, Steephill Court Road, Ventnor, starting with a clad exterior with a dramatic, double-height, glazed central feature and carrying on throughout the spacious interior.

Completed only last year, the detached three-bedroom property, with the remainder of a ten-year NHBC guarantee, is finished to a high standard.

Minimalist inside, it has pale porcelain flooring flowing from the entrance/

dining hall into the fabulous kitchen, with Wilton carpeting in the lounge, study, upstairs landing and bedrooms.

Jacks Hill is not just a striking modern building. It is also bang-up-to-date with energy efficiency.

Aluminium-framed windows with Planitherm double glazing, well insulated walls, low-energy lighting and underfloor heating throughout, with an individual thermostat for each room, keep energy bills impressively low.

The low-maintenance building comes with outside areas that are easy to look after and as pristine as its interior.

To one side is a block-paved parking area, with space for three cars, with a shingled area at the other side and adjoining a large, hardwood decked terrace in the secluded, enclosed back garden. A timber building has storage and workshop space.

The dramatic introduction to the home is the 23ft-long entrance/dining hall, with double-height front windows, rear bi-fold doors opening to the deck and the focal point of a stainless-steel and glass spiral staircase to the first floor.

Oak doors open from here to a utility room, which has plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, a shelved storage cupboard and an attractive WC with triangular corner vanity basin.

A wide opening leads to the. This has top-quality glossy, deep red Scavolini wall and base units, white worksurfaces, grey glass splashbacks, a large range cooker with matching steel and glass extractor, an integrated dishwasher and an American-style fridge/freezer.

It has a door to the back garden and a door to a front-facing office/study.

Well-proportioned but with a welcoming feel is the lounge, with windows to the front, rear and side.

The upstairs landing opens into a delightful, sunny rear sitting/study area. Positioned off this is the family bathroom, with duck egg blue wall and floor tiles. Its white suite includes a bath, large shower cubicle with rainfall head and body jets, WC and glossy black curved drawers beneath a vanity basin.

All three bedrooms are double-sized, with attractive decor.

Triple-aspect bedroom one has access to a side balcony, while bedroom two is front-facing with graphite wall and floor tiles enhancing its en-suite shower room, with a cloud-burst and body jet shower.

Bedroom three has a rear sea glimpse through trees.

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