A fantastic Modern house, meticulously created by the current owner and Toni Moses Design, positioned about 3 miles west of the city boundary.
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Studio One was originally built in the 1960s and was always a home of striking Modern design, but when acquired by the current owners in 2015 it had fallen into significant disrepair and required complete modernisation. Their enthusiasm for the house led them to entrust its redesign to Toni Moses Design, a local practice specialising in the property type. As the design stage of the project evolved it became clear that a near complete rebuild was necessary and the house that they created is almost completely new.
It stands on Park Lane on a broad plot and from the rear looks across Park Street to meadow land. It is a five minute walk from the local primary school and pub.
The property is wonderfully light, stylish and impressive in its design, with numerous carefully conceived details, but also enormously practical as a family home.
As well as the broad, formal entrance hall with its excellent floor-to-ceiling storage, there is a front entrance straight into the utility / boot room, perfect for returning from winter walks. The main living space is at the rear of the house centred around a beautiful kitchen by Tomas Kitchen Living and opens through broad sliding doors into the afternoon and evening sun of the west-facing garden. A separate sitting room also faces west on to the garden and provides a comfortable secluded space centred around a handsome wood-burning stove. At the front of the house is a further reception room, currently used as a play room.
The first floor provides four double bedrooms centred around a wonderfully light landing, including a master suite with dressing area, shower room and broad balcony on to the garden. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a second en-suite shower room and there is a handsome main bathroom. The laundry room is also on the first floor, unusual for this country, but very common elsewhere in the world and probably a more sensible location than downstairs given where washing is created and clean clothes are stored.
There is gas-fired underfloor heating, unusually to both storeys, and high-efficiency aluminium double glazed windows and doors.
The drive in front of the house leads to the property and its neighbour – Studio Two – with at least 3 parking spaces for Studio One immediately in front of the house. There is gated pedestrian access both sides and to the south side a large outbuilding and bike store. The lawned rear garden faces west and is about 22m / 70ft in width.
Dry Drayton is a small and attractive village situated about 3 miles west of the city boundary and is popular for its traditional community feel and easy access into Cambridge.
The village has a pretty 13th Century church, village hall and public house, as well as a primary school. Comprehensive facilities including a Tesco Superstore, a hotel and golf course are available nearby in Bar Hill, with ‘The Drift’, a fully made-up cycle and foot path, connecting the villages directly. Neighbouring Madingley is home to the magnificent Madingley Hall, Stephen Perse Pre-Prep school and The Three Horseshoes.
A new cycleway into the city is currently under construction.