Decorated in subtle tones of white and grey, with oak flooring and sills, cool stainless steel fittings, grey carpets and all finished to the highest standard, this unique property is just waiting for you to make it your home. In this case, you really will never find another one.
Built in 1925, this amazing house is the former water tower for the private marine estate of Kingston Gorse. Recently extended, completely refurbished and modernised by the current owner. The tower observatory has commanding 360° views over the surrounding countryside and coastline with the rest of the accommodation arranged over 3 floors below. Designed by the Sussex Heritage Award Winning Architects, Andrew Fuller Associates, the extent of the works was comprehensive including new plumbing, roofs, wiring and windows. As a result, the property is presented in genuinely outstanding condition.
You enter the welcoming entrance hall through the impressive hardwood front door. The hall features a cloakroom and shower together with storage. Part-glazed doors to the east and west provide access to each wing of the property whilst stairs lead to the upper floors. The east wing is dominated by the stunning open plan kitchen/ dining room with matt grey units being complemented with white quartz work surfaces and a large central island with a Tesla induction downdraft hob. Other appliances include built in fridge freezer, Neff dishwater and twin Neff 'slide and hide' ovens. French doors provide access to the south facing terrace and garden. You'll also find two other rooms off the kitchen. The first is a separate study which could also be used as a children's playroom or fitted out as a pantry or wine store to complement the kitchen. The second is the utility room which is fitted out in the same style as the kitchen and contains a stainless steel sink, built in washing machine and separate tumble dryer. A side door provides access to the east of the property - ideal when returning from those walks on the beach or in the surrounding countryside.
Passing back through the hall you find the ground floor west wing, which forms a large well-appointed main sitting room of approximately 50 square metres. This room enjoys views over surrounding fields and to the Downs in the distance as well as over the south facing garden and has French doors opening onto the garden terrace. Flooring on the ground level is primarily engineered oak with the exceptions being the cloakroom and utility room, both of which have tiled floors. Underfloor heating is used across the entire ground floor.
Stairs from the hall take you to the impressive first floor landing. In addition to providing the route to the rest of the house, this is a useful space, which could be used as another home office or for storage, but for now it's a quiet place to reflect at the centre of the home. The main bedroom suite occupies the entire west wing with a large and luxurious en-suite bathroom and a separate dressing room. The bedroom features a Juliet balcony looking out over the garden. The master bathroom is a particular highlight containing a luxurious double 'Bette' bath, separate Mira shower, Crosswater vanity unit and sink and all finished to a high standard. Also on this floor are two further double bedrooms, each with a luxury en-suite bathroom with shower and offering sea glimpses and extensive downland views respectively. All the bathrooms are kept cosy with heated towel rails and electric underfloor heating while the bedrooms have their own radiators.
The glass fronted balcony is also accessed from the first floor landing giving impressive sweeping northerly views across open fields towards The Downs. A fantastic place to sit and watch a sunset on a summer evening, this is just one more gem in this incredible property.
Continuing up the central tower, you reach the fourth bedroom/additional study/storage room. This room could even be combined with the top floor to create the ultimate mezzanine. A further set of stairs leads you to the real wow factor of the home, the observatory/sitting room with panoramic views of the coast and The Downs. Words can't describe this room adequately but it would be hard to beat as the ultimate work from home office, the place where you would write that best-selling novel or paint your masterpiece. There cannot be many rooms like it anywhere. A high vaulted ceiling, windows on all sides, oak seating around the perimeter and subtle lighting all contribute to something truly special.
Outside there is a double garage with double glazed side door and electric roller door. A large driveway behind electric gates offers parking for many vehicles. The south facing garden is particularly secluded, secure, not overlooked and being laid mainly to lawn with a large and well stocked border, beautiful sun terrace and scope to do more. Easy to maintain, it's ready for you to put your own stamp on it. At the rear of the property a wide terrace stretches the length of the property and there is ample storage space to both sides. The garden enjoys uninterrupted sunshine from dawn till dusk and remember the beach is only a short stroll away.
Located on the sought after and exclusive Kingston Gorse private estate, a coastal hamlet in the Arun District of West Sussex, which is bordered by Ferring and East Preston and Rustington, this is an area that is considered one of the most desirable and prestigious residential areas on the South Coast. During the summer months the estate enjoys the benefit of a manned security gate to restrict access by the public. There are no main roads to disturb the peace and tranquillity of the estate which can only be reached via a country lane through open countryside. The beach is a two-minute walk from your front door with residents also enjoying private gated access for small boats/sailboards. There is an abundance of leisure activities on your doorstep including Chichester and Littlehampton Marinas for those with a passion for yachting or Goodwood, which offers horse racing, motor racing, golf and a variety of other leisure activities. The historic town of Arundel is approximately 9 miles away and either side of the A27 are the cities of vibrant Brighton and sophisticated Chichester, each being around 19 miles distant. Closer still, you'll find up and coming Worthing with its great range of shops and facilities, including the famous Dome cinema and a new swimming and leisure centre. The local station is Angmering which offers direct services to London throughout the day.
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Need a quick escape to a luxurious country and seaside lockdown haven? Welcome to Painter's Keep. The approach to this magnificent house in the heart of Kingston Gorse, is from Seaview Avenue, known locally as ‘millionaires’ row’ and should not be missed.
- No Onward Chain
- Stunning 360° Views of the Coast
- Fourth Floor Observatory
- South Facing Gardens
- Modernised/Refurbished Throughout
- Double Garage with Electric Roller Door
- Four Bedrooms, Three En-suites
- Off Road Parking with Electric Gates
- The Perfect Lockdown Escape Property
- Secluded and Secure
- Private South Coast Estate Location
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