You could be forgiven for never spotting this sophisticated award winning Gerrad Hall concrete cedar home on Herne Bay’s Jervois Road, for its so subtle it discreetly blends into the surrounds. Tucked away, it is remarkably quiet and incredibly private.
Privacy is paramount here, beyond the front door lies a sleek townhouse that is modern yet timeless. Hall used materials he loves and are keenly used in modernist architecture; concrete, raw wood with matte surfaces contrasted by brightly painted doors. There’s a sense of space not often afforded townhouses with carefully positioned windows to capture the views including glimpses of water from the harbour. Overlooking the bowling green and facing due west with the glorious sunsets, there’s a calming elevation from the living room and deck.
Cleverly crafted and designed to be adaptable for both living and work, there are plenty of options for either. Spread across three levels there’s lots of room and a fully self-contained apartment on the lower level with own entrance can be used for guests, work, teen retreat or as additional living.
Behind the front wall, adjacent to the kitchen and living on the main level is a Santorini inspired garden and plunge pool heated for all year-round enjoyment. It’s the perfect size to dip into at any time of the day.
Retreat and recharge on the upper level where the Master suite including spacious ensuite has fantastic views north. There are an additional two generously sized bedrooms and family bathroom on this level.
Pull off the road into the internal access double garage, complete with wiring for your electric car. It also provides plenty of storage for the toys and tools.
The current family have loved living here - an urban retreat providing the perfect blend of city and family life. It’s just a short stroll to the cafes, restaurants and boutiques of Jervois Road plus there’s excellent schools.