11 Westminster Road, Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset
Property SummaryMaluaka is a name associated with a beach resort on one of the largest Hawaiian Islands and the name is especially apt given the close proximity of some of the South Coast’s most popular and picturesque beaches, which are just a stroll away.
Contemporary architecture is often associated with coastal locations where the large expanses of glass, open plan living areas and outside space particularly suit the relaxed style of living. Here, the architecture is by an internationally renowned firm and it takes full advantage of the setting, being an especially large plot with a sunny west facing garden.
The house is a result of creative process brought to fruition by Builtform Developments who have quickly formed something of a following in the area as a result of a highly original development of two exclusive dwellings on the Sandbanks Peninsula resulting in recent sales successes from plan, to customers seeking to secure their dream home prior to release.
The interior living space is designed over three levels with the principal accommodation arranged over ground and first floors. The open plan kitchen/sitting room features a beautiful Leicht Kitchen designed at their principal showroom in Battersea and it incorporates a full complement of integrated appliances by Miele. The sitting area opens onto a private sun terrace and after dark, a flame effect fire with an inset television above provides ambience and an alternate focal point to the beautiful gardens beyond.
Naturally, there is space for informal dining in addition to the breakfast bar which forms parts of the centre island. The ground floor also features a Drawing Room, which could also make an ideal study or home office.
The principal bedrooms are on the first floor and the master boasts an en-suite dressing room with an opulent but understated bathroom, designed by the Big Bath Company in conjunction with Jigsaw Interior Architecture. The limestone tiling echoes the subtle use of colour throughout the house and it is perfectly complimented by the light oak joinery and door finishes, which were carefully chosen for the house.
Three further bedrooms and two additional bathrooms share the same quality of finish and a skylight on the first floor ensures the circulation areas remain as light and airy as the rest of the living space.
The lower ground floor can be treated as a suite of rooms, if needs be. An extra sitting room connects to the sunken patio area via bi-fold doors and bedroom five is served by a separate shower room. A media room is the ideal venue for streaming the latest movies or even gaming and the downstairs reception hall has a cleverly fitted kitchenette which includes a wine/drinks chiller, sink and microwave oven. The area as a whole can be used as flexible living accommodation or as an informal annexe for family or friends.
Maluaka is technologically advanced with features such as mechanical ventilation for filtered fresh air, fully programmable Clipsal lighting (which can be personalised to the owners’ requirements) and CAT 6 cabling throughout. It is presented as a fully furnished show home with interior furnishing and dressing by Kylie Harvey.* The feature staircase is accentuated by a bespoke 6.7m drop chandelier with hand-blown glass spheres.
The same attention to detail has been applied to the exterior by way of a landscape design by award winning Janine Pattison Studios. The grounds are unusually large for a new home in this location and the garden is a stand-out feature. The driveway is enclosed by railings and entry gates leading to a generous integral double garage.
Planning is approved for an orangery and will add an extra 360 sq ft of accommodation.
* Available by separate negotiation.