Brightwater is a new contemporary riverside house with direct harbour frontage and access to the Itchenor Reach of Chichester Harbour.
The views from the property over the harbour to the South Downs beyond are possibly unsurpassed and truly outstanding. Brightwater is quite unique and has been built with passion, enthusiasm and meticulous attention to detail, using traditional methods of construction combined with cutting-edge technology, materials and fittings.
Designed by Des Ewing, the much acclaimed award winning architect, the principle living spaces on the ground floor are open-plan, taking full advantage of the sun, light and views. Break points have been designed where walls can be introduced to create further separate living rooms if desired.
Perhaps the most striking aspect of this contemporary masterpiece is the sight of the helical staircase and vaulted hallway, as seen through the vast south-facing curtain wall of glass upon arrival, past which the open-plan living space reveals the harbour beyond. This arrival sets the scene for an endless display of quality and design throughout.
The mainly level gardens, with direct access to the water, extend to half an acre. On the harbour side they have fabulous panoramic views up and down the harbour, are laid mainly to lawn and there is a large terrace adjoining the house.
The garden runs down to mean high water from where one can launch a dinghy directly into the water at high tide. There is a gate leading to the coastal path that also provides access to Westlands Hard giving access to the water at all stages of the tide.
The front garden and driveway: Approached from a private road through electrically controlled gates, there are two areas of lawn and a water feature together with a large driveway that terminates in a turning circle around a mature Magnolia tree in front of the house. This is all screened from the neighbouring properties by a tall wall on one side, in front of which there is a newly planted border of modern trees and plants, together with a feature fountain.
On the facing boundary there is mature conifer and laurel hedging and at the top of the garden there is a small newly planted mixed coppice of substantial mature evergreen oak and cherry plum trees.
The large driveway provides extensive parking. There is a burglar alarm, a camera security system around the exterior of the house and garage, all of which have a monitoring and a smart phone operational facility together with PIR security lighting.
The enormous 3 car fully insulated garage has been built with cavity walls and to the same standard and specification as the house. It is aesthetically appealing and provides a future owner with the opportunity for conversion into an annex or to add a studio/further living accommodation above, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
Chichester Harbour is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB), adjoining the Solent, located less than 2 hours drive from central London and south of the Roman city of Chichester and Goodwood Race Course, the renowned motor racing circuit and festival theatre.
The harbour has moorings, marinas and numerous yacht clubs providing exceptional leisure facilities for keen sailing and boating enthusiasts. The Blue Flag sandy beaches of West Wittering are at the mouth of the harbour, a mere 4 miles away by road for those not wishing to use the water.