Binstead

Isle of Wight

£975,000 Freehold

This celebrated house, located down a quiet lane close to the beach in Binstead on the Isle of Wight, was designed by Lincoln Miles in 2010. Miles's designs for the house have been the recipient of numerous design awards and it has featured widely in the architecture and design press.

Sitting centrally on a beautiful plot, the house is surrounded by ancient woodland, a short walk through which leads you directly to the beach. It is located off an unmade track in the village of Binstead, 3 miles from the town of Ryde. The port of Fishbourne can be reached by car in five minutes (ferries to Portsmouth take 45 minutes) and Cowes (which runs services to Southampton in 25 minutes) is approximately 15 minutes away by car.

The internal space totals over 3,200 sq ft and includes four bedrooms, two reception rooms, kitchen / dining room and a large artist's studio and office. The latter spaces may, subject to the relevant permissions, be changed into further residential space. The house is on a large, level plot that is made up mostly of lawn, with an area of woodland and a driveway. The plot is 1/3 acre in size and the gardens blend into the bordering woodland, giving the sense of a far larger site. There is also an extensive roof garden that brings one up into the tree canopy.

The house was designed by Miles as his own home. Originally a small and uninspiring 1970s house, this building has been subsumed into a much larger and more dynamic whole. The original building has been reconfigured and clad in a beautiful charred wood and now flows into a large structure composed of glass, concrete and wood. The house remains largely single storey but has a three-floor section on the most private part of the plot that soars into the trees. There is under-floor heating throughout.

The materials have been carefully chosen throughout to create a warm and inviting home that remains a striking and exciting design. Of particular note is the mural designed by the artist Lisa Traxler that covers one of the exterior walls. The house has received extensive praise for its outstanding design including awards from the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Architect's Journal. For a more in-depth explanation of the various features inside the house see the HISTORY section.

The Isle of Wight is England's largest island and enjoys one of the country's most favourable climates which, alongside it's natural beauty, makes it a popular holiday destination. Binstead is a small village with a shop and pub that is located two miles from the larger town of Ryde. Ryde has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and services. Nearby Cowes, famous for holding the world's oldest sailing regatta, is a large town that has a similarly wide selection of amenities.

Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.

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