Wareside is a remarkable mid-century style house with beautiful gardens and can be found in an idyllic rural location surrounded by fields yet is only minutes from the historic Hertfordshire town of Ware which runs train services into London Liverpool Street in just 45 minutes.
The house was designed in 1970 by the RIBA Royal Gold Medal architects Patty and Michael Hopkins.
The timber frame house stands on the site which was formally workers cottages, some of the structure and timbers of which were retained. The form of the house, including the long catslide roof and the timber cladding, gives it a traditional appearance yet the layout inside is contemporary.
The house benefits from wonderful double height Principal bedroom on the ground floor with floor to ceiling windows. Double height ceilings can also be found in the hallway and kitchen/diner. This space has full width glazing along one side looking out onto a terrace and the gardens beyond.
The stairs lead up from the kitchen area (with the original bannisters that are in-keeping with the industrial style for which Hopkins is best known) to a mezzanine landing.
A set of inbuilt steel ladder steps reach the second floor on which can be found an attic bedroom.
The house has an abundance of natural light. It is surrounded by 3 acres. This is largely lawn but also includes an acre of woodland, an orchard, two ponds and planted borders as well as a formal garden area surrounded by evergreen yews. There is a wonderful array of plants and trees, including a Chinese handkerchief tree and impressive elms. The gardens mainly border onto fields and provide a wonderful, picturesque setting all year round.
The mainline station at Ware runs direct services to London Liverpool Street via Tottenham Hale. Central London is approximately 25 miles away and can also be easily reached by car via the M11 or A10.
Nearest Rail: Ware Station
Parking: Ample parking on site.