â€œLet there be lightâ€. Those were the instruction to former Royal Institute of Architects President, Robin Mandal, when overseeing the recent full refurbishment of 30 Louvain. Light fills every room of the 3775sqft/350sqm family home where top-quality materials, superior finishes and incredible insulation can be seen and felt throughout this modern, contemporary and exceptionally quiet house.
There's a wonderful balance of living and bedroom accommodation with generous storage throughout. The floor to ceiling height and use of extensive glazing throughout allows for natural light to flood this superb home at any time of year. This is a house that begs to entertain.
At ground floor level one is immediately struck by a sense of space with each room opening seamlessly off the fine hallway. The accommodation comprises briefly of an exceptionally large living room, open plan kitchen/dining room designed with the chef in mind (Newcastle Design kitchen, Miller Brothers Stone worktops, large bespoke storage) with double height ceiling, family room, king-sized master suite, double bedroom (also designed for possible use as large home office or consultation room), utility and guest WC. Wooden panelling conceals large amounts of storage throughout the house.
Upstairs there are a further 4 double bedrooms, full bathroom and separate shower room. A feature glass walkway, designed to maximise light, traverses the kitchen/dining area and leads to the sixth double bedroom. There's high speed Wi-Fi throughout as well as a Hive remote control system allowing control of heat, light and security anywhere in the world from your mobile phone. Wired for Cat 6 throughout.
To the front of the house there is a large mature front garden with two separate driveways providing ample off-street parking for up to four cars with full privacy. There is dual side access leading to a totally private garden, not overlooked, set out in lawns with mature planting, and a patio area for outdoor dining. There is a separate garden office, known by the current owners as 'The Igloo', an excellent space for an exte ...