This very special three-bedroom apartment has something of an ‘industrial’ feel to it owing to the interesting choices of decoration and lighting. Like the Tythe Barn apartments, the walls are pure white throughout, enhancing the light from the west-facing windows. Paintwork in Farrow & Ball’s Elephant’s Breath softens the look and matches the flat matt sand of the Nobilia kitchen units. The brick arches over some of the windows have been retained and the style is echoed in the brick tiled back wall of the kitchen. Engineered oak flooring runs through the entrance hall, kitchen and living room, adding warmth and richness to the cool scheme, complimented by the use of engineered oak doors throughout the ground floor. A ‘steampunk’ chandelier and wall lights make a statement in the living room while other lighting choices exemplify this very popular trend in modern lighting – all low-cost LED of course.
The front door opens into the entrance hall, off which are the main bathroom and a walk-in utilities cupboard. The bathroom is partly tiled around a full-size L-shaped shower bath, toilet and vanity basin. There is a mirror light above the basin and a large towel radiator which can be switched electrically in the summer if required. The utilities cupboard houses the boiler and electrical consumer board. It has a radiator and would be the ideal place to dry clothes.
The kitchen, as mentioned above, is equipped with a range of state-of-the-art German units in colour ‘Sand’ with metal art décor worktops and antique iron handles. Built into these units are a mid-height single oven, induction hob and extractor, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. In the opposite corner is a neat breakfast bar perch for casual eating or reading. The kitchen opens directly into the large living room, enhancing the feeling of space and light which the latter receives from its high ceiling and attractive arched windows.
Directly off the living room are a double and a single bedroom. The double room has a high sloping painted wood beamed ceiling while the single room (which would make a lovely office) has two large windows facing south and west together with a very useful under-stairs storage cupboard. Both are fully carpeted. Carpeted stairs from the living room lead up to a unique and attractive third bedroom with semi-ensuite shower room. Featuring the original purlins in the heavily sloping ceiling, there is a built-in cupboard and custom headboard plus access to the external fire escape steps through an ‘Alice-in Wonderland’ door. The ensuite has toilet, basin with mirror light and an offset quadrant shower. Solid oak barn doors and cast iron latches make this a very attractive space indeed.
The patio door from the sitting room leads onto a paved area, perfect for summer eating. Beyond this is an area of gravel garden bordered by a long raised sleeper bed planted with lavender. Other planting includes a fine olive tree on the patio and a compact weeping willow.
Heating and hot water is provided by a Worcester Greenstar Compact combi boiler situated in the kitchen area. This is fired by Calor gas as there is no mains gas in the area. There is no mains drainage and all waste is recycled through a sewage treatment plant. Light fittings throughout are equipped with low energy LED bulbs and there is a 1.5Kw PV solar array on the roof to help defray the cost of electricity bills. The property is hard-wired for a telephone/broadband service. The hardwood windows and external doors are double-glazed. There is parking in the yard for two cars.
The property is let unfurnished apart from carpets and curtains throughout.