A striking contemporary house on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire border, designed by John Pardey, of John Pardey Architects, with interiors designed by Marnie Hopkins, completed in January 2021.
The minimal windows are in bronze to compliment the external silver cladding. There is a balance between the striking contemporary architecture and the ‘softer’ domestic interior whilst still holding true to the architecture of the building and rural location. The large rooms can be opened up using pocket sliding doors to give the feel of open space flowing through the building whilst still having individual rooms. The sliding windows on all the downstairs rooms open onto the outside area, the stone floor flows seamlessly through the windows to the infinity reflecting pond down to an external seating area.
Ground floor - The award winning bespoke kitchen and family room are situated at opposite ends of the building and are painted dark colours to ground the house whilst the rest of the space is neutral. The open plan kitchen/living/dining area is an industrial mix utilising bespoke smoked reclaimed wood, bronze, reeded glass and brick to create warmth and texture with a walk-in pantry.
Centre of the house is the main double height living space, with 5m high windows and glass sided suspended woodburner. The sliding windows open out to the infinity reflecting pond. There is a minimal contemporary staircase leading to the gallery overlooking this space with a bronze balustrade and the oak clad wall conceals all the doors that flow off the gallery giving continuous flow to the space. There is an entrance hall, downstairs wc, family room with log burner, full height corner sliding windows with wrap around curtains. Office with large picture window, utility/boot room, triple garage with double up and over doors.
First floor - balcony overlooking main living area, oak clad wall with ‘invisible’ doors to bedroom suites. First bedroom with walk in wardrobes and dressing area, large sliding doors leading to a 4m x 2m balcony with glass balustrade. En-suite with walk in shower, freestanding bath and twin hand basins, All four other double bedroom suites have individually designed bathrooms and walk in wardrobes. Games room with pool table, sofas and fitness equipment.
The house incorporates sustainable Ground Source Heat for heating and hot-water and rainwater harvesting for the garden irrigation. The new natural large pond and meadow is designed to attract wildlife. This location also features another property on the same site in Old Dairy Farm which can be found here - https://lavishlocations.com/locations/L730
Within M25: No
Number of bedrooms: 5
Number of bathrooms: 5
Nearest station: Bedford