A luxury family home set in the idyllic rural landscape of St Mary; unlike anything else you’d expect to find down a winding green lane. A property with perceptible poise, stretching up a leafy woodland valley, The Treehouse offers up the sights and sounds of the very heart of nature, a remarkable property indeed.
Modern living has never seemed so aptly situated in such a natural setting. Buyers looking for the perfect blend of contemporary mod cons and wooded, green surrounds need look no further. The notion of The Treehouse evokes a sense of something rather rural, in actuality this property strikes a different chord… As you meander down the leafy green lane, La Dimerie, The Treehouse makes an impressive statement. Rather than being ‘nestled’ in the peaceful valley just on the border of St Mary and St Peter, the property gradually edges up the side of the valley – contemporary chic on every level. Crisp white coloured render, glass, and cedar wood create a modernistic treat of a retreat.
By the very nature of the area, The Treehouse is something of a juxtaposed property, it must be seen to be believed. Surrounding properties are mostly granite cladded, country style, The Treehouse however, is a modern take on country living and it’s interior wouldn’t be deemed out of place within London’s Chelsea area or an upmarket corner of a European city.
Originally built in the fifties, The Treehouse was bought by a developer in October 2010 and has since been turned from a fifties duckling into this decade’s version of a property swan. The original structure is virtually gone (retaining only a few walls from the original building) The Treehouse is practically a brand new property. Aptly enough, there is a stream which run-through the valley below the house, with a little wooden bridge arching over it. Rabbits hop around the green pasture and kestrels and doves glide through the air and make their nests in the trees on the other side of the valley. The distant sound of a cockerel marks morning time and our viewing took place as the sleep valley began to stir and awaken. The South Westerly elevation of the property enables a golden glow over The Treehouse’s balconies, stunning frontage and mature shrubbery at its base.
The Treehouse is literally flooded with charm and as well as charm, The Treehouse is permeated in natural light… Unusual for a property set in a valley – here lies the clever architecture, as the property is built up on levels enabling a rich abundance of light and space. Large rooms, ample space out front on beautiful decked balconies, mean that although this house is rooted in the valley, it stands almost to the very top of the hill behind it. Needless to say, the views are breathtaking and ever changing with the seasons.
Within The Treehouse, a perfect balance of coziness and light airy space beckons; a grand entrance from the driveway, up the steps and into the property purveys sophistication and modern style. The finish in the main entrance hall is resplendent without pretentiousness; polished marble floor tiles guide you through the ground floor and the large glazed door into the dining room offers a glimpse into the beauty of the rest of the property.
Perched out from the rest of the property, the open plan living room and dining area comprises of floor to ceiling glazed doors and windows, opening up onto the large main balcony. Solid oak flooring throughout downstairs is peppered with LED lighting. Across the hall is a second living room space, or drawing room. This is a new addition to The Treehouse, which much like the rest of the house; has an abundance of light and amazing views out over the valley. The positioning of this room also enables privacy for the swimming pool behind outside.
The kitchen within The Treehouse is suitably fitted with top of the range accessories and units. Looking rather like the latest trends you’d see in any Euro style magazine, Bauformat high gloss eye and base level units are topped with ultra modern grey Quartz work surfaces. Integrated appliances from Siemens and Miele, include a fridge freezer, dishwasher, twin ovens, coffee maker, combi microwave and undercounter dual zone wine cooler. The polished marble floor tiles lead into the snug area of the living room and dining area… Extra glazed indoor windows bring the light in from the rooms adjoining the kitchen and again, natural light seeps in from outside. There is also a large utility room just outside of the kitchen area large enough to use as an ironing room.
All of the bedrooms in The Treehouse are en-suite, with beautifully decorated bathrooms. Each bedroom is large and all are blessed with tremendous views with the theme of natural light carrying on upstairs on each floor. The smallest of the bedrooms makes for an ideal study or playroom on the first floor. The master bedroom on the second floor is a true delight, with a most luxurious feel to it, this bedroom is home to two large dressing room areas (his and hers) and a stunning bathroom comprising of one of the most impressive walk in showers ever seen. The master bedroom also has its very own private terrace overlooking the valley where you can imagine sipping a coffee in the morning sun with the dawn chorus of nature as a soundtrack (if however you’d rather your own soundtrack, iPod docks are fitted in every room of the house).
The exterior of The Treehouse is a real treat… Round the back of the property, a large suntrap patio houses a heated swimming pool spa. Beyond the gate of the patio area, the grassy cotil has large cut in levels and steps to the very top… New shrubs and plants are beginning to grow, leaving very little maintenance for the buyer.
The rest of the exterior is made up of large terraced balconies, all of which are wired for iPods and all are gently lit with perfectly positioned LED lighting. The glass and stainless steel balustrading maximize the unrivaled views around the entire front of The Treehouse and stretch around every room.
In keeping with its natural environment, The Treehouse has been carefully fitted with as much ebergy saving services throughout. Electric eco underfloor heating, LED lighting throughout (giving an 80% energy saving!), pre wired for Smart sound system and data with programmable lighting. External extra thermal insulation increses heat retention by some 60% and thanks to the coloured render on the exterior walls of the property, The Treehouse will never need to be repainted.
The Treehouse is a truly magnificent property, carefully designed with constant consideration of the area in which it sits. From the energy saving amenities to the amazing use of light and space, the décor and the extra attention to detail mean that this home will be a wonderful hub for anyone who loves the idea of a natural environment with the benefits of ultra modern living. There are very few houses of this quality with this kind of privacy and stupendous views – The Treehouse is one to view, and view soon, we’re pretty sure this house will soon become a home.
Parking for 7
LED Lighting Throughout (80% energy saving)
Eco Underfloor Heating
iPod Docks in every room
For more information call André at Benest Estates 747777