4 bedroom Bungalow (Available)

Arkley
Offers in excess of £1,725,000
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Overview

A highly individualistic Californian Ranch Style house with magnificent patio garden and swimming pool in a prestigious location. (Property Ref: 49)

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Overall Description

This is a most distinctive and individualistic Californian Ranch-Style home retaining many original and in many cases unique features. The house was clearly designed for people who love to entertain and live life to the full with a magnificent central marbled reception room doubling as dining area and sunken lounge and with sliding doors opening directly onto the terrazzo patio by the heated swimming pool to the rear. If you like to throw parties then this has to be the house to do it in, especially as the rear terraced garden and pool is so private and designed to catch the best of the afternoon sun. The master bedroom suite, in the West wing, is the height of luxury with separate ladies and gentleman's dressing rooms and en-suite bathrooms (the ladies en-suite has an original signed tiled frieze by Sally Anderson - famous for creating tiles for palaces, luxury liners and prestigious hotels). In the East Wing is the guest's accommodation, with three further bedrooms and a wet room that can double-up as an en-suite if so desired. If you are looking for a luxurious house in a prestige location but also like the idea of living somewhere that is a little out of the ordinary then this house could be made for you. .

Location

The property sits in a semi-rural residential location looking across to the green belt farmland opposite in the much sought after locality of Arkley, a 5 minute's walk from Arkley Golf Course, and only a few minutes drive from the A1. The property is close to footpaths across open farmland, so ideal for dog lovers, yet is only a short drive from the excellent shopping and other amenities of High Barnet. Barnet Hospital is just down the road and there are excellent local schools including the highly regarded Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School. In addition to the motorway, there are good transport links close by with the tube (Northern Line) at High Barnet and rail link to London Kings Cross at Hadley Wood.

Accommodation

From the carriage drive double solid mahogany front doors lead into the:

Entrance Porch

Two glazed ceiling height windows to front. Glazed double doors leading into the:

Open Plan Living/Dining Room - 30'2 x 27'9 (9.19m x 8.46m)

A magnificent large open plan reception room split onto two levels, an upper dining area and a lower sunken lounge area, with beautiful all marble floors and cedar panelled ceiling. The dining area looks over the original and highly individualistic clear perspex balustrade to the sunken lounge with marble stairs leading down. Floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors along the whole rear length of the room with French doors in between leading out onto the patio by the heated swimming pool. Window to front overlooking the garden. Fitted electric curtains and curtain rails. Most impressive fireplace with duel fuel burner set in a marble plinth with marble shelving to either side. TV aerial point. Telephone point. Inset lights.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 20'6 x 13'6 (6.25m x 4.11m)

Windows to front and side. Very good range of light oak kitchen units, roll-top work surfaces and one and a half bowl sink unit. Space for range cooker with gas hob and extractor hood above. Fitted dishwasher. Space for American style fridge. Breakfast area with space for dining table. Telephone point. Glazed door to yard.

West Wing - 10'5 x 7'4 (3.18m x 2.24m)

From the open plan living room an archway leads into lobby for the West Wing of the house leading to the master bedroom suite. Airing cupboard with Lennox gas-fired boiler for warm-air central heating system, separate gas boiler for hot water and control panel for alarm. Storage cupboard with cupboard over. Wardrobe with clothes rail and cupboard over. Doors to master bedroom, dressing room and en-suite bathroom.

Ladies En-Suite Bathroom - 12'1 x 8'1 (3.68m x 2.46m)

Two frosted windows to side. Tiled walls with original signed Sally Anderson Romanesque frieze. Inset bath in raised marble plinth. Fitted shower cubicle. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin set in marble dresser with mirrored cabinet above. Bidet. Storage cupboard.

Ladies Dressing Room - 12 x 5'4 (0.30m x 1.63m)

Extensive hanging space. Fitted cupboards.

Master Bedroom - 15'1 x 13'3 (4.60m x 4.04m)

Sliding doors to patio and pool. Window to side. TV aerial point. Telephone point. Ceiling spotlights. Mirrored wall with mirrored door into:

Gentleman's Dressing Room - 10'10 x 5'6 (3.30m x 1.68m)

Extensive hanging space. Shoe shelves. Door to:

Gentleman's En-Suite Bathroom - 10'11 x 5'7 (3.33m x 1.70m)

Frosted window to side. Tiled walls with Romanesque Frieze. Panel bath with thermostatically controlled shower above. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin with mirrored cabinet above. Heated towel rail. Spotlights. Glazed door to patio and pool.

East Wing - 22' x 3'6 (6.71m x 1.07m)

From the central open plan living/dining room an arch leads into the East wing lobby. Airing cupboard with shelving and electric radiator. Wardrobe with storage cupboard over. Doors to East wing bedrooms, bathroom and:

Cloakroom - 5'10 x 3'6 (1.78m x 1.07m)

Frosted window to front. Low-level WC. Wash-hand basin. Tiled walls and floor.

Bedroom Two - 15'9 x 14'11 (4.80m x 4.55m)

A wonderfully light and airy room with large sliding doors opening out to the pool and further window to side. Full length double mirrored wardrobes with clothes rail and shelving. TV aerial point. Telephone point.

Wet Room - 8'5 x 8'5 (2.57m x 2.57m)

Frosted window to side. Polished porcelain tiles to floor and walls. Large fitted shower with glass screen. Low-level WC. Vanity unit with wash-hand basin, mirror and light above and cupboard beneath. Heated towel rail. Lockable door to bedroom four giving the option to use as an en-suite bathroom.

Bedroom Four - 11'1 x 9'2 (3.38m x 2.79m)

Frosted window to side. Fitted wardrobes and cupboards. TV aerial point. Telephone point. Lockable door to bathroom.

Bedroom Three - 11'4 x 9'3 (3.45m x 2.82m)

Window to front. TV aerial point. Telephone point. Currently used as a study and library.

Outside

The property sits in mature gardens of around a third of an acre. The front garden is most attractive with a carriage driveway (one part of which is shared with next door) that runs past flowerbeds and a lawn to the front door. DOUBLE GARAGE: 24' x 17'1 Electric double garage doors to front, windows and door to side, electric power and light, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble-drier. TANDEM GARAGE: 32' x 11' Electric garage door to front, electric light and power. POOL HOUSE: with heating system and filters for swimming pool. To the rear of the property is a very private courtyard garden with heated swimming pool surrounded by terrazzo patio areas for eating out and entertaining. There is a sunken patio accessed directly from sliding doors into the main reception room and from here steps lead up through a stone balustrade to the pool. To either side are raised gravelled beds containing fruit trees and conifers with a barbecue area. The pool and patio areas catch the afternoon sun and are an excellent and very secluded entertaining space. There is side access leading to the yard by the double garage where a gate enters the front garden. Outside tap.

Services and Other Information

All mains services. Ducted warm air central heating system with Lennox gas-fired boiler. Hot water run on separate gas boiler. Alarm system. Council Tax G. Two satellite TV dishes. Telephone (2nd line present but not connected).

Please note: appliances such as radiators, heaters, boilers, fixtures or utilities (gas, water, electricity, etc.) which may have been mentioned in these details have not been tested and no guarantee can be given that they are suitable or in working order. We cannot guarantee that building regulations or planning permission have been approved and recommend that you make independent enquiries on these matters. All measurements including amounts of land in acres are approximate.