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Guildford
£1,550,000 (Freehold)
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Beautiful individually designed five bedroom family home, built by the current owners in a popular tree lined avenue within the 'Golden Triangle' offering extensive accommodation coupled with distinctive style and design.

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2 London Road
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 2AF

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Description

This stunning family home was built in 2008 by the current owners and designed by local Architect Anna Hummel with the objective of creating a new modern home but with elements from the inter-war and post-war years to reflect the bungalow that previously stood on the site.

The owners charged the architect with the task of producing a working family home (with space and comfort) that also highlighted the best modern design and at the same time used locally sourced materials.

Based around the work of celebrated American Architect Frank Lloyd Wright, whose designs were heavily influenced by the natural world, the architect has incorporated his ideas of an open floorplan, broad overhanging eaves, strong horizontal lines, ribbons of windows and a wide use of natural materials to produce a wonderful bespoke home combining modern design with practical living space that creates a unique and comfortable family space.

The style is set from the moment you walk into the central vaulted hallway with its strong lines of the oak staircase, limestone tiles sourced from a local quarry and the illuminating light of the ceiling windows. The rooms on the ground floor have been arranged to blend individual space with open plan and family areas. To the front of the house there are two rooms, one currently used as a study/office/library and the other one is ideal to be used as a children's snug/den. The lounge with its central feature of a 'Lutyens' inspired fossilised Limestone fireplace is spacious enough for the whole family to enjoy.

The sleek modern kitchen has been designed with coherent lines and simple yet highly effective design features. It opens onto the breakfast area which is the real social hub of the home perfect for dining, entertaining or simply to relax in and enjoy the views out over the garden.

The central courtyard hallway provides the space for the bedrooms to flow from and also provides unique features including interconnected bedrooms joined by a raised walkway and wooden doored shutter windows that open onto the hallway to provide extra light. Two of the bedrooms have ensuites and all five rooms are doubles.

Technology is also a strong feature of the home with an iPod base linked to speakers in the downstairs rooms and all rooms having at least one Ethernet cabling point. There is also underfloor heating throughout the home. At the same time there are hints of the past with the downstairs ceiling lights based on a 1950's design and the central light fitting in the hallway has been restored by the owner and is believed to be from the 1951 Festival of Britain.

Garden and Exterior

The doors from both the Lounge and the Kitchen/Breakfast room open onto the patio area providing an ideal space to sit out and relax and enjoy the large garden. Lined with trees and mature shrub borders the lawn provides ample outdoor space for the family to enjoy. The property makes use of land to the end of the garden which is owned by the railway company. Many neighbours have bought their equivalent plots, and the current owners use this area as an allotment, and has been used as such for the last 20 years without dispute.

Location

The upper High Street is a short walk from the property with G Live, The Harbour hotel and a choice of pubs, bars and restaurants. Also within walking distance are Stoke Park, the Spectrum Leisure centre and Guildford Lido. Guildford is renowned for its excellent shopping plus offering a comprehensive range of social and recreational facilities. Guildford has excellent transport links, the property is just a couple of minutes walk from London Road train station and the mainline railway station is approx. 1 mile away, both provide a commuter service to London Waterloo (from the main line station it is approx. 38 minutes). The A3 is a short drive from the property and links to the M25 accessing central London and International airports. Guildford is a gateway to some of the most stunning scenery in the South East of England and forms part of the Surrey Hills, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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