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Few people would agree with squandering natural resources – and among the most valuable is light.

It was one of the major considerations in creating a unique architect-designed house at North Wallington, created around a former bungalow that has now been transformed into something modern where innovative design, large glazed windows, and mezzanine floors exploit available light to the full.

Set above the Wallington River, the elevation and orientation of the house make the most of its outlook.

There is a large parking area at the front opening off a service road to the house and neighbouring properties that is set above the main route through the Wallington community.

With its striking, angular lines and roof sections at different levels emphasising the unique nature of the house it more than meets the demands for listing under the Fine and Country brand, explains Colin Shairp, director of Fine and Country Southern Hampshire.

We have a rule that we only accept the top 25 per cent of houses through either value or special interest in a locale but this property qualifies on both counts, says Colin.

It has masses of style but it doesn’t put style before substance. As a practical family home it’s also hard to beat and even has a soft play area outside the kitchen window where a watchful but unobtrusive eye can be kept on younger family members.

It’s impressive how the accommodation flows almost into one continuous space as the house rises to the top floor and its three bedrooms, two with a door into a shared bathroom and the master with a luxurious en-suite wet room.

Sliding pocket doors that disappear into the walls open from the hallway to the main rooms and a surround sound system is fitted throughout much of the house controlled from the study.

There are both family/sitting rooms and a living room at the rear with bi-fold doors that open the whole end wall to incorporate the decked seating area into the living space on warm days and when entertaining.

Steps lead up to a secondary area with lawn, hedging, borders, and silver birch trees and beyond this is a wild garden. It’s just a wonderful space and fits so well with the whole feel of the house.

Guide price is £465,000 (EPC Band C).

For more information, contact Fine and Country Southern Hampshire on (023) 9327 7277 or email drayton@fineandcountry.com