Archive for month: March, 2013

Modern Property for Sale: Los Angeles, California

22 Mar
March 22, 2013


An updated home situated in the hills overlooking Los Angeles.


The Bergman Residence, 1955. This quintessential post and beam is sited on a quiet cul-de-sac in lower Sunset Plaza with southern exposure to optimize natural light and views of the city. Walls of glass organically merge the indoor and outdoor spaces while the finest materials coupled with a practical layout merge form and function. The property has been updated for modern living with a camera and speaker system throughout, motorized blinds and a purified water filtration system. The meticulous and thoughtful restoration preserves the home’s original integrity – a unique and soulful residence where every detail is a meditation.

Location: 8630 Fennell Place, Los Angeles, CA
Guide price: $3,175,000 / £2,092,325
House size: 2 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 2942 square feet
Features: 2 car garage, Swimming pool, Stunning views

Further details can be found here.

Property for Conversion for Sale: Marshall Rd, Cambridge

16 Mar
March 16, 2013


A unique building plot, conversion or development opportunity


Subject to the necessary consents being granted

26a Marshall Road is an attached (to No: 26) building constructed of brick elevations and single glazed windows beneath a sloping roof. It is understood that the property was originally built in the early 1900’s as a taxi garage to accommodate several vehicles in tandem. At a later date, during the 1930’s the building was turned into a small builder’s storage unit / workshop which it has remained as and in the same family’s ownership since.

The property extends to around 1687 sq ft over 2 floors and subject to the necessary consents being granted could make an individual home (or other) designed to the new owner’s specification which could include an off street parking space to the front. The ground floor accommodation is largely open plan with a cupboard close to the rear boundary and a WC. There is a staircase at either end of the property leading to the first floor which has been divided into a large store room and workshop along with a small office. The current accommodation which can be seen in greater detail on the attached floor plans currently has no outside space to the rear.

Agent’s Notes:
The property is likely to be un-mortgageable in its current condition so should appeal to cash buyers and developers.

There is currently no formal usage class so any development or conversion will be likely to require planning permission before works commence.

There is mains electricity, water and drainage connected to the property.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Guide price: £250,000
House size: 1,687 square feet
Features: Off street parking space, Close to Cambridge station

Further details can be found here.

Eco House for Sale: Winchester, Hampshire

13 Mar
March 13, 2013

Eco House for sale – Grange Close, St Cross


This individual house has been designed to be as eco-friendly and energy efficient as possible, with a low carbon footprint. Some of its eco-credentials include; designed to code 5 for sustainable homes, high levels of insulation up to twice part L, air source heat pump providing underfloor heating and hot water, rainwater harvesting. This home has an abundance of natural light and displays attention to detail in a spacious and flexible living environment.The clean lines conceal a home of privacy, comfort and character.
The heart of this home is the large open plan living room and kitchen. The hand-built kitchen is designed to hide everything away, and features a long breakfast bar and many fitted appliances including conventional oven, steam oven, microwave, hob, a tap supplying direct boiling water and an array of storage drawers and cupboards. Behind the kitchen is a boot room/utility area with WC and direct external access as well as a low level shower for dogs and boots.
The main living area is currently arranged into two areas. Two features are the vaulted ceiling, with suspended lighting and skylights to maximise the light on offer, and the cedar lined internal wall which ties into the external cedar cladding. Sliding doors open up on to the landscaped gardens beyond.
The master bedroom suite nestles at the back of the house for complete privacy and has direct access to its own area of decking via sliding doors.
There is ample parking at the front on the shingled driveway.


Grange Close is positioned within the desirable St Cross area of the city, which is home to Winchester College and offers easy access to the mainline railway station (links to London Waterloo in approximately 55 minutes), and a level walk into the city with its high street shops, boutiques, library, coffee shops, public houses, restaurants, theatre, cinema, museums and, of course, the city.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire
Guide price: £795,000 Freehold
Year built: 2011
House size: Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, 1,971 square feet
Features: Private parking, Low carbon footprint

Further details can be found here.

Contemporary House for Sale: Canterbury, Kent

08 Mar
March 8, 2013

Bedlam – Agester Lane, Denton


Bedlam was conceived by the current vendors to provide contemporary family accommodation, with a keen eye to detail and style, in a unspoilt rural location. Completed in 2011, the property has been built to the highest standards with a mix of traditional materials with a curved roof structure clad in copper and engineered to have no internal visible supports providing a large, vaulted and seemingly unsupported roof.

The rural location has been a source of inspiration, influencing the colour palettes used throughout. The railings and garden gates have been specifically commissioned from local blacksmiths to depict the branches and tree trunks of the surrounding woodland. Many of the materials used have been specifically sourced from around the world, for example the Turkish marble which has been used throughout the ground floor and the Chinese silk wallpapers, silk carpets, etc. The main kitchen area has a strong Italian influence with Kundalini light fittings.

The house has been carefully designed and built to the highest of modern standards creating an energy effient home with a user friendly home automation system.


Principally to the rear, the gardens have mature oaks, copper beech and mulberry trees. The grounds are laid to lawn with shady woodland areas, azalias and rhododenrons.
The front of the house is laid to lawn and a separate paddock is currently a wild flower meadow. The woodland adjacent to the road protects the grounds and is part of the curtilage.
The gardens are newly fenced with the additional protection of rabbit fencing.

Location: Canterbury, Kent
Guide price: Offers in excess of £2,500,000
Year built: 2011
House size: Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, 8,338 square feet
Lot size: 8.2 acres
Features: Rural location, Private parking, Outbuildings, Swimming pool, Equestrain

Further details can be found here.

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