Lumiere, Pine Grove, Brookmans Park - £2,600,000
Lumiere is an EXCEPTIONAL BESPOKE HOME with an unparalleled specification and is immaculately finished incorporating the latest in CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES and using WORLD CLASS MATERIALS, fittings, equipment and appliances.
Lumiere is a modern, innovative yet practical house that will take your breath away. The first thing you'll notice as you step through the front door is 115 square metres of open plan living space. This features a floor to ceiling glass wall, polished concrete flooring and exposed brickwork. Impressive as these are, what will instantly draw your eye are the two state-of the-art light columns that give the house its name.
The light emitted from these two polycarbonate clad columns varies depending on the movement and strength of the sun outside. That’s not all. The columns change colour to alert you if you are wasting energy, so prompting you to adjust your energy use.
This is just one environmentally friendly feature of a house that also includes underfloor heating throughout, a smart lighting system and heat recovery ventilation for more energy efficient heating and cooling.
The environment has also informed the design. The first floor extension is shaped in such a way as not to impact upon the sunlight enjoyed by the neighbour.
The spectacular open plan living and kitchen area is the focal point of the house and is ideal for family living and entertaining. Its glass rear wall opens up, seamlessly bringing the garden into the heart of the living space.
The openness of the living area is beautifully complemented by the privacy offered by the other rooms on the ground floor. These include a stunning cinema room, study and utility room.
The ceiling of the cinema room has large square skylights that floods it with natural light. These skylights are a feature of the house and you will also find them in rooms upstairs.
There are five bedrooms on the upper two floors and five bathrooms, all of which are en suite. The upstairs and all the other rooms in the house apart from the ground floor open space have European oak wooden flooring throughout.
The attention to detail in the design and specification of the house is a testament to the quality of the architecture by renowned architects Mzo Tarr.
The concealed gutters and drainpipes give the house a crisp external appearance that dovetails effortlessly with the neighbouring homes. Its clean lines are accentuated by the carefully chosen bricks, tiles and mortar, and the way these marry with the striking black timber cladding of the side and roof extensions.
Internally, these elegant lines are enhanced by the exposed brickwork which gives added character to the interior when bathed in subtle lighting from the strips in the ceiling.
Lumiere is a house that must be seen to be appreciated and lived in to be truly cherished.