It looks fairly empty, but perhaps the Guy Greenfield-designed Stealth House in Ilfracombe, Devon is empty for a reason.
That reason is likely to be because it has just been constructed. This rather wonderful modernist property was only completed in the summer of 2018, so we can only presume that the house is currently looking for its very first owner.
If you like sea views and dramatic design, then it could be the house for you. And when I say drama, I mean it too. This is a house you will not forget in a hurry. But note that you will need a significant amount of money to even think about moving in. More on that later. For now, let’s look at the house itself.
The work of award winning architect Guy Greenfield, it offers 4,300 sq. ft. of living space, so a substantial place. But floorspace probably isn’t the prime reason you would fall for this one.
You will be buying this because of its ‘commanding’ cliff top position, which obviously afford this place some outstanding and uninterrupted sea views. Of course, you get those views via the walls of glass, which also mean this place is flooded with natural light too.
As well as the eye-catching design, you also get the premium details too. So solid oak prime grade floor, oak door and window frames and Italian porcelain tiles, for example, all found in a lovely, open and flowing layout.
The open plan kitchen / living room is the ‘hub’ of the house, featuring a beautiful double height ceiling for more of that drama. The kitchen is fitted with the latest appliances by Miele, Bosch and Barazza and the living room has sliding glass doors on both sides.
If that’s not enough, you also get five bedrooms and five bathrooms. So plenty of room for most families and space for visitors and perhaps some home office space too. I can’t think of many better places to work than this place.
In terms of the outside, the grounds have been ‘immaculately designed’ to take advantage of the position, with an ‘expansive’ terrace garden ideal for outdoor entertaining and an infinity pool with an insulated walk on cover and (of course) sea views thrown in too. All a short walk from Combe Martin Beach, which is where the house overlooks.
An amazing bit of architecture with a location to match. Of course it isn’t cheap. In fact, this is on the market right now with a guide price of £2,500,000.
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