Very much about a quality lifestyle – Meadowcroft is situated in Miford on Sea, considered one of the area’s prime hot spots. The village is centred around a delightful green, offers a selection of highly regarded bistros and restaurants, and an ‘outstanding’ primary school. There is easy access to the New Forest and Lymington, a vibrant Georgian market town with train service to Brockenhurst mainline station, nearby Keyhaven has a yacht and dinghy sailing club and there are local beaches for bathing and water sports.
This astonishing and innovative, specially-commissioned house makes an exceptional home and is finished to an extraordinarily high standard. It is a light, bright house that makes the most of its location: full-height ‘diminished appearance’ windows, glass-sided balconies and glass riser flights of stairs maximise the spectacular, far-reaching views across countryside and the Solent to the Isle of Wight.
Meadowcroft enjoys a high degree of privacy. It is discreetly hidden behind mature boundaries. Access is through electrically controlled wooden gates which open to reveal a house with significant presence approached across a sweeping gravelled driveway with extensive parking and double garage with electrically operated Hormann’s sectional door.
Inside the wow factor steps up a gear with an impressive double-height reception hall, recessed light feature, and bespoke turning oak staircase with glass risers that appears to float in front of the view of gardens and countryside. Move into the stairwell and look up to appreciate the spectacular three-story high atrium with galleried landings.
The high ceilinged, well-proportioned drawing room features a Rais 700 inset wood burning stove and doors opening onto the garden. In the spectacular open plan kitchen/dining/family room, the bespoke Poggenpohl kitchen is a sleek minimalist affair of ash and white glass topped in grey Corian with Quooker boiling water tap and a selection of top end Gaggenau and Siemens appliances. Large Internorm easy-glide doors open up this space on three sides to a limestone terrace partly covered by a cantilevered ‘awning’ making it ideal for alfresco entertaining.
There’s a good-sized TV room or snug and study/home office. Clever details include a utility room with front entrance, a plant room incorporated within the garage and a store room for hiding unsightly refuse bins so that nothing detracts from the property’s appearance.
Finishes include Minoli porcelain floor tiling, while the decadent, spa-calm bathrooms feature freestanding bath tubs by Victoria + Albert and fittings by top names including Philippe Starck for Duravit, Merlyn and Hangsrohe. There is underfloor heating in all the bathrooms as well as throughout the ground floor.
All six bedrooms are generously sized and very adaptable. For example the top floor can be entirely given over to a luxurious master bedroom suite, using the sixth bedroom as a sitting room.
The house benefits from a bespoke lighting scheme. Every light has been considered and carefully positioned depending on the purpose of each space. Pools of light on the landings complement the natural light flooding in. Lighting turns the bathrooms into oases of indulgence. Lights as talking points include a spectacular Metronome XL pendant hanging in the kitchen, the first of its kind to be used in a residential setting in the UK, while in the cloakroom there’s a wall punctuated with points of light.
Altogether this light-filled, impressive home tots up 5,300 sq ft of space and incorporates a number of eco-friendly features, such as energy efficient mechanical ventilation with heat recovery system, and solar panels.
The gardens are mostly laid to lawn and enjoy tranquil views across an ever-changing seasonal landscape. Mature borders offer privacy.
Living in Milford on Sea
Milford on Sea is currently a property hot spot. It is one of the last remaining seaside villages in Hampshire and is delightfully picturesque with a proper village green at its centre. This green is often the focus for popular village events such as maypole dancing and the annual food festival and is fringed by a range of independents (including antiques shops, butcher’s, chemists and greengrocer’s). Recently Milford has developed something of a reputation as a foodie destination with its collection of tea rooms, bistros, wine bar, fish and chips and specialist fish restaurant, plus more.
This is a vibrant village with a friendly and lively community, and appeals to both young families (the primary school has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted) and older couples looking for somewhere on the coast to relax. The old-fashioned seafront stretches from Hurst spit and Keyhaven nature reserve in the east towards Christchurch Harbour to the west, and enjoys lovely views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight and the Needles.
A good mix of properties includes striking contemporary seafront homes and cliff top apartments with big sea views, quaint terraced old fishermen’s cottages and some substantial 1920s and 1930s Ravenscroft arts and crafts influenced homes in and around Barnes Lane.
£1,995,000 Guide Price
Lymington, Milford on Sea, Hampshire
- 6 Bedrooms:
- 4 Bathrooms:
- 4 Living Rooms:
Unique, impressive and imaginative contemporary glass and cedar house designed by acclaimed Winchester-based architectural practice OB Architecture in collaboration with one of the country's top lighting designers, Joe Burke. Together they have created a light-filled house with spacious and flexible accommodation across three floors including six bedrooms and four bathrooms. Energy Efficiency Rating: BSave Property
Spencers Lymington Office
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