An idyllic, picture postcard location set close to the River Ver amongst the rolling hills of Hertfordshire with stunning scenery to match. Riverside Barn is in an exclusive countryside setting on a private road close to affluent commuter hotspots such as St Albans & Harpenden, which provide fantastic amenities, excellent schools and frequent train journeys to London in under 20 mins as well as direct links to Luton & Gatwick Airports.
This is no ordinary home. 3,740 square feet of barn has been converted to the highest of standards by CP Scharff (in association with DCA Architects) a multi-award winning developer with an incredible eye for detail with every aspect carefully considered and no expense spared from door and window frames made of high quality Schuco aluminium, external wooden cladding made of highly durable Australian-grown Abodo wood, through to sumptuous Black American walnut wood flooring. Each bathroom and ensuite has also been carefully designed with its own personality.
Hallway Upon entering the house you are greeted by the most spectacular 'floating' staircase, a breath-taking centrepiece of the property and real wow factor for anyone who enters, which permits views to the expansive landscaped garden at the rear. Stepping up to the first floor the staircase bears left and right with glass balustrading on both sides creating a real sense of space and grandeur. The lighting has been thoughtfully arranged with beautiful marble-effect light panels to the walls and recessed spotlights to the ceiling. There is a further facility to hang a chandelier above the stairs to add greater splendour. A W/C, living room and kitchen/diner are all accessible from the hallway.
Separate WC Light grey tiles to floor, Brazilian Cosmic black granite to wall and Villeroy & Boch white basin and toilet.
Kitchen/diner 27'10" x 19'3" (8.48m x 5.86m) A spacious area and one of the focal points of any home. Kitchens are highly personal and so the developers have left this area as a proverbial 'blank canvas' to personalise and create the kitchen of your dreams. Further discussions required with the developer. Soak up the stunning views to the rear of the Barn via two near floor-to-ceiling sliding patio doors which extend onto the bamboo and teak decking area. Pantry with shelving and additional storage.
Utility Room Plenty of storage available with grey soft-closing units and space for a washing machine / tumble dryer. Two sinks with white and grey quartz worktop and Grohe mixer taps. Accessible from the car port to clean pets after long country walks.
Living Room 28'6" x 14'11" max (8.68m x 4.54m max) Spacious room with walnut wood flooring and a Stovax multi fuel burner with Brazilian Cosmic black granite surround. Stunning dual aspect views over the rear garden and the fields beyond. Three sliding patio doors feature on two sides - one onto a subtly lit stone patio and the second onto an extensive black bamboo and teak decking area.
Master Suite 24'3" x 11'0" (7.39m x 3.35m) As with the lounge, this spacious room enjoys fabulous dual aspect views over the landscaped garden and the paddocks and fields beyond. Three near floor-to-ceiling sliding patio doors with Juliette balconies allow in copious amounts of natural light. A substantial 20ft walk-in wardrobe runs much of the length of the room for ample storage.
Ensuite Grey tiles to flooring and walls, rainforest shower with separate shower head,Â white Villeroy & Boch WC and sink with black mixer tap and floating vanity unit below.
Bedroom 2 26'2" max x 12'7" max (7.97m x 3.83m) Spacious 26ft long bedroom suite with two near floor-to-ceiling sliding doors overlooking the rear garden, both with Juliette balconies. South east facing, it enjoys the morning sun.
Ensuite Villeroy & Boch bath with silver fittings & shower head, heated towel rail, Duravit white sink and silver GroheÂ mixer tap, white Rak WC and wall mounted mirror with overhead lighting.
Bedroom 3 12'1" x 10'10" (3.68m x 3.30m) Neutrally decorated double bedroom with near floor-to-ceiling sliding door with Juliette balcony looking out to the front. A 'Jack and Jill' ensuite shower room is shared with bedroom 4.
Bedroom 4 11'4" max x 10'10" (3.45m x 3.30m) Similar to bedroom 3 this room is a neutrally decorated double bedroom with near floor-to-ceiling sliding door with Juliette balcony. A 'Jack and Jill' ensuite shower room is shared with bed 3.
Ensuite Walk-in shower unit with rainforest shower and separate shower head, two heated towel rails and white Duravit WC and basin.
Bedroom 5/Annex 24'4" max x 14'4" (7.41m x 4.36m) Highly versatile, this room can function as a spacious fifth bedroom, separate office or annex for a nanny or relative. It has its own access from outside and the room is plumbed in ready for the installation of a kitchen facility, if required.
Ensuite Walk-in shower and seating facility, rainforest shower & shower head, heated towel rail and white Duravit WC and basin.
Landscaped Garden With a combination of mature trees and newly planted greenery the garden offers a tranquil and spacious setting to relax in with rolling fields and paddocks beyond. A well-lit cream and grey patio presents an excellent entertainment area during those balmy summer months, with teak and bamboo decking area running the full length of the Barn and intermittent planters. Additional large white planters to the front affordÂ more privacy for those that require it.
Parking facilities This is provided with the car port plus an additional gravel-covered facility for further cars.
Technology Features Carport engineered to install a 7.1 surround sound system for a home cinema (subject to planning). Integrated sound/speaker system. Automated window blind system. Fully zoned underfloor heating controlled through 'heatmiser' system. Texecom alarm system with multiple key pads. CCTV system set up. Full wireless router system (high powered) to ensure strong signal throughout. Prepared for a Control 4 system to be fitted upon specification request. Riverside Barn was latterly submitted under full planning (not Class Q) so therefore can be extended, subject to planning.