Park outside this property and you probably think you are visiting a standard and rather small bungalow that is lucky enough to be nestled
selling as is home Avon into the beautiful and unspoilt Ceredigion coastline within the Snowdonia National Park.
But the incredible seaside location is not the only thing distinctive about this amazing home – it’s actually a rather spacious, three-storey contemporary house.
Somewhere hidden inside there is a substantial lounge, open-plan kitchen diner, three bedrooms and three bathrooms.
And the icing on the cake is the fact that the house is literally built on the beach.
Take five steps from the sunny decked area at the rear of the house and your toes are sinking into warm, golden sand.
Of course being on the beach means spectacular and uninterrupted sea views that sweep across the horizon to enjoy from any room of the house because the property has a bespoke architect’s design that ensures a breath-taking view from every window.
From the roadside, the front door and two small windows beckon but keep their secret that behind them that this is a unique, split-level modern house that is built into the sloping cliffside.
The design of the property has worked with the landscape rather than against it to ensure the sea views are optimised and the accommodation on offer is maximised.
The house spans three floors with the front door opening into the top floor, so be prepared for the delightful quirkiness of an upside-down design.
On this first ‘step’ of accommodation there is an en-suite bedroom to one side of the hallway and a sociable kitchen diner on the other.
Wander into the bedroom and it’s a joy to see the sea from the pillow; the window is positioned perfectly so the watery horizon is the first thing you see when you wake up.
And once you do wake up, it’s only a few steps to stumble into the ensuite shower room through a door in the corner.
Across the hallway, the kitchen diner can also boast a direct connection with the view via two picture windows, so a sea view is even possible when eating your breakfast or entertaining guests.
Maybe a new owner could look into developing at least one of these windows into a Juliet balcony if planning permission is secured.
Imagine throwing the doors of the balcony open during the hot summer weather to welcome sea breezes as they waft in, while the cook creates marvellous meals in the kitchen.
This level of the home also has a handy utility room tucked away behind the kitchen and a cloakroom off the hall.
Take the staircase down to the next level and off the central landing are two spacious en-suite bedrooms, one with a shower and one with a bath.
Of course, being a house specifically designed to connect to the coastal world outside, both bedrooms have picture windows looking out to sea.
Down the bespoke staircase and into arguably the best room in the house.
The staircase ‘floats’ into the lounge and from the small landing platform at the top, the view down into the room itself reveals its clever design to maximise space, style and sea views.
The open-plan lounge runs across the whole width of the property and enjoys the best sea, coast and sky views through a whole wall of floor-to-ceiling windows.
The design of the house is so clever there’s even a quirky, triangular side window either end of the room that follows the sloping roof line.
This extra window ensures every possible aspect of the location can be enjoyed from every possible angle from within the room.
This sense of space is further promoted through the creation of a double-height ceiling.
The benefit of building on a slope is that this room’s design can follow the line of that slope down to the seashore, so allowing the opportunity to create extra ceiling space.
Throughout the house the interior design is based around natural materials and the home’s wonderful coastal location.
The architect began the nature-based style by choosing beautiful blonde smooth wood throughout for flooring, window frames and the staircase, surely paying homage to the sandy hues to be seen just by glancing out of any of the windows.
The kitchen floor introduces slate into the natural interiors scheme that is predominantly based around pale colours with accents of blue.
The soft colours and simple modern design pays homage to the coastal location, not a striking and colourful design to detract from the amazing colours and textures of the location outside.
In this house it’s all about the design statements from nature outside.
The slate is picked up again in the stylish lounge on the chimney breast.
This natural material and added feature combine to act as a focal point in the room, surrounding the fireplace, anchoring the space and tempting the eye to follow the line of slate up to the ceiling, so again helping the space look visually bigger.
Chosen accessories by the current owner reflect the home’s beachside location via artwork and the soft, muted colour palette of blues and greys, reflecting the sea outside through the summer sun and the winter storms.
At the end of the room there’s a door to a sunny, private terrace with glass balustrade so that wherever you sit to eat alfresco or relax in a deck chair, there’s always an uninterrupted view of the beach, sea and coast.
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And if a quick dip in the sea seems a little chilly, there’s the opportunity to splash about in warm water in the hot tub on the raised deck area.
Sounds like bliss and not just as a holiday home but as a permanent home for the lucky new owner.
The three bed, three bath upside down house on the coast at Llwyngwril south of Barmouth is on the market for a guide price of £450,000. Call Purplebricks on 0121 396 0881 to find out more.