Hayling Island is home to many interesting houses, but few could claim to match Northshore.
The “cubist” style house was built in the 1930s , it’s thought to a design from an Italian architect. But a more recent substantial renovation has made the property as relevant to today’s lifestyle as it was to the mid-war period when geometric lines, sharp edges, and multiple facades were the mark of grand properties.
Following the renovations, the house now benefits from underfloor heating, Danish-designed aluminium double glazing, a Control 4 home automation system, a security system including CCTV video entry, “Junkers” walnut flooring in many rooms and extensive electric blinds.
“It’s a fascinating house that will perfectly suit buyers wanting a waterfront lifestyle,” says Anne-Marie Green, of Fine and Country in Emsworth. “It’s a significant property in every respect yet only those who you want to know where it is will find it easily.
“Hidden behind electric gates, the driveway runs back to the 1.2 acre plot with the cruciform house at its centre. Lawns extend from the rear terrace to a summerhouse overlooking a private slipway directly into Langstone Harbour.
“The house has fantastic style and magnificent architecture with suntrap style bays reminiscent of the Art Deco period although the house itself is far less ornate.
“The design is all about lighting the interior and as a result the living and sleeping spaces have all the light required while the electric blinds in many rooms allow careful control. The house is crowned by a second floor sun room that opens onto two roof terraces, one offering views across the gardens to Langstone Harbour and Portsdown Hill beyond.
“There are five first floor bedrooms, two incorporated into a guest suite, and a magnificent master suite. They are set above superb living space with an open plan sitting, dining, and kitchen area occupying much of the ground floor. There’s also a separate study opening off the hallway.
“Attached to the garage block is a one bedroom annex while the studio at the bottom of the garden has a kitchenette and shower room, perfect for lazy shore-side days.
“Combined with this idyllic setting is ready access back to the mainland with the A27 / M27 and mainline stations making commuting easy. It’s a wonderful lifestyle base for either a main home or glorious weekend retreat.”
- Northshore, Hayling Island
- £2.35 million
- Fine & Country Emsworth
- 01243 487969