Green Dod, Black Beck Wood, Windermere, LA23 3LS
Built in 1970's
Panoramic Lake and Langdale views
Upside down house
Approximately 1 acre of grounds & garden, including a water feature and woodlands
Double garage with plumbing and electricity
Close to Newby Bridge and Fell Foot
Mains Electricity, Water and Drainage
LPG Gas Central Heating
A home built around its extended Lake District vistas, each window captures a new perspective, soaking up sunrises to the east over Rosthwaite Fell and capturing vistas of the Langdales.
Built in 1974, the current owners employed the assistance of a local architect to sympathetically extend the home, doubling the size of its open-plan lounge and adding a balcony to the first floor, and a master bedroom replete with ensuite and balcony on the lower level. Transformed, Green Dod has been re-carpeted and painted in fresh white tones, its rooms designed to reflect and invite the outdoors in.
Perched at the highest point of the privately-owned access road shared by 14 homes spread over the area, sweep along the long, hedge lined driveway of Green Dod, where there is ample parking for six or more cars alongside a large double garage, furnished with both plumbing and electricity.
Floor to ceiling glass draws light into the atrium as you step inside Green Dod's main entrance and onto the gleaming Brazilian slate. Flowing through into a cheerful seating area, fitted with contemporary wall lighting, note the secret door on the left, which opens to reveal access to the garage. Beyond a glazed door, emerge into the main hallway where a modern, white staircase returns up to the right.
Ahead, and on the right, a large bathroom, tiled in white to the floor and walls, ribboned by a refreshing narrow band of turquoise, awaits. Bright and light, the large bath features an overhead shower, with a mirrored cabinet, wash basin and WC.
Directly ahead from the entrance hallway, a guest bedroom evokes chalet comfort, with its high cedar-paneled ceiling and verdant views over the garden to two sides. Spacious, this bedroom currently accommodates twin beds, with ample storage within its fitted wardrobes.
Next door, peep into another guest bedroom, once again cedar panelled for warmth above. Far reaching views greet you from the window, capturing glimpses of Lake Windermere and the fells beyond. Guests can freshen up in the ensuite featuring a walk-in shower, black tiling to the walls, wash basin and WC. Returning to the hallway, spy secret storage in a cupboard, before turning left into the light and airy master suite, dressed in light cream carpet and white walls.
An inspired addition by the current owners, step through a dressing room lined in wardrobes; ahead a spa-style ensuite, dressed in soothing pearlescent and cream tiling awaits. Refresh for the day in the enormous walk-in shower with rainfall head, or, to the other end of the ensuite, soak away the aches in the Jacuzzi. Twin wash basins stand in a contemporary setting, with mirrored cabinets behind. A bidet and WC are also on hand.
Glazed doors throughout ensure sublime light flow stepping through into the master bedroom. Voluminous, light and airy, further fitted wardrobes amplify the existing storage, whilst sliding doors open to the balcony ahead. Take your morning coffee out here, and marvel at the ever-changing views over Lake Windermere and the Langdales. A glazed door to another side opens to a private patio area.
Returning to the entrance hallway, take the open tread staircase up, bathed in light from a large window on the turn, to arrive at the first-floor landing.
Open the glazed door and turn left, stepping onto the gleaming cream tiles of the large kitchen which leads through to the dining area. Sense the height of the room, as the ceiling slopes up above, cedar clad and homely in its materials. Spacious and bright, this large room opens into a study area to the rear, where windows frame views out over Lake Windermere.
Linking back through to the kitchen, discover a contemporary space with bright, light coloured drawers and cabinetry providing a profusion of storage. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher, induction hob and double oven with space for a large American style freestanding fridge-freezer. Enjoy conversations with the cook as you perch at the island with a glass of wine. Glossy marbled worktops provide plenty of preparation space for your meals.
An easy to manage, companionable space, the kitchen's greatest asset is its stunning balcony. Slip outside - and enjoy alfresco breakfast with a side order of Lake District scenery. A home with great flow, retrace your steps through to the light-filled lounge, where floor to ceiling windows enhance the room on two sides, drawing the stunning landscape indoors.
Magnifying the mountain views, the windows deliver such light and freshness throughout the room. Cedar ceilings rise up to 14 feet above, with plush platinum grey carpet underfoot. Watch the snow settle on the mountaintops, snuggled up in front of the wood-burning stove, encased in an enormous travertine marble chimney breast. Step outside onto the stunning large balcony with unrivalled views over the woodland and lake.
Delight in the views from the snug, also opening out onto the balcony, a cosy room with high sloping ceilings. An ideal study or home office, white storage cupboards sit seamlessly within the wall. Set off this snug, discover a luxurious bathroom, utterly unique and tiled in yellow marble. Note how seamlessly each marble tile matches the next. A true quirk, and work of art. From the balcony, take the steps down to explore the gardens, well stocked with plants and designed for ease of maintenance.
To the north, mature rhododendrons, azaleas, specimen maples, large magnolias and a striking silver birch provide year-round colour in a haze of shades. A carpet of spring bulbs decorates the garden in a burst of daffodil yellow, with snowdrops and bluebells popping through to herald the arrival of spring.
A steep azalea-covered bank, bounded by a wall and stile flows to the east, with a stunning water feature of south Lakeland stone, embellished by water lilies and other aquatic plants, a cascade of sensory pleasure beneath the breakfast balcony.
A large wood store, topped in sedum lawn for natural green, contains six months-worth of logs for those cosy winter nights in front of the fire. Sheltered and private, there is a small area for vegetables and a heated greenhouse too. Children will delight in the discreet and secret den hidden within the labyrinth of the laurel hedging. A large flat lawn is also perfect for ball games, cartwheels and fun family times.
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