It has been heavily updated over the years, but the Northshore 1930s modernist property in Hayling Island, Hampshire is still an impressive structure.
Said to have been the work of an (unnamed) Italian architect back in 1935, the house benefits from an amazing location, with a substantial water frontage and great views over the protected Langstone Harbour and nature reserve, not least from its sizeable terrace.
As we said, it has been updated, although the angular modernist architecture of the past is still very much evident from the outside. A more recent addition (the house was updated in 2009) is now attached and as you can see from the photos, the interior is far more contemporary than 1930s.
The internal living space covers three floors. From the central hallway on the greyed floor you can access the study, cloakroom and utility room. Further along is the living room, which is divided from the dining / sun room by a ‘feature’ central fireplace. Folding doors lead to the kitchen and breakfast area.
What’s described as a ‘sculptural’ stairway leads to the first floor, where the master bedroom suite overlooks the gardens and Langstone Harbour towards Portsdown Hill in the distance. The second and third bedrooms are also en-suite, while the fourth and fifth bedrooms are ‘interlinked’ and share an en-suite shower room.
One further floor, which houses a ‘substantial’ sunroom, with glazed doors leading to both north and south facing terraces.
Note that the 2009 also added in plenty of modern-era updates that aren’t quite so obvious too, including underfloor heating, Danish designed aluminium double glazing, ‘Control 4’ home automation system, a new security system, walnut flooring and electric blinds.
Outside the house has gated grounds, with ‘manicured gardens’, a large turning and parking area, garaging for numerous cars and a one bedroom flat with an open plan kitchen / living room, separate bedroom and bathroom. The gardens also contain a boat shed, hard standing and a wide slipway with access to the harbour.
The whole plot covers 1.194 acres and of course, does include that water frontage.
An impressive place both inside and out, not to mention in terms of location. If you want to be the next owner, you are looking at a guide price of £2,350,000.
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