There are some addresses in Wales that are always considered to be the most prestigious and sought after, but would you pay £1.65m for a plot of land on one of the most expensive streets in the country?
Cyncoed Road, Cardiff is considered to be one of the best suburban addresses in the capital, if not the country, with properties along its long and winding leafy route usually snapped up quickly, whatever their price.
According to property portal Zoopla the current average value of a detached house on the street is £775,481.
However, there are five properties currently on the market priced £950,000 plus and this particular plot of exclusive land has a £1.65m asking price, the most expensive on the street.
Anyone driving past the current empty space on Cyncoed Road will be wondering what is going to replace the house that once stood there.
But it’s not just a slice of suburban grass a new owner with a big buying budget will be getting.
The eye-watering £1.65m price tag does come with a luxury five-bed amazing contemporary home already planned but yet to be built.
The interior design will be high spec and impressive and there’s even an option for a swimming pool too but that will add another £20,000 onto the purchase price.
The house is likely to be snapped up quickly being in the catchment area of Cardiff High School and Rhydypenau Primary plus walking distance to Roath Park Lake; but first it has to be built.
On the quarter of an acre plot award-winning architect practice Downs Merrifield have designed a three-storey contemporary, luxury home and the new owner won’t have to lift a finger to make the CGIs come to life.
All the graft to realise the potential of this plot into a luxury home will be done by high-end building company Scimitar, whether it includes a swimming pool or not.
The front of the detached house will pay homage to the many period properties that surround the property.
This home’s tiled pitch roof with symmetrical windows, protruding central section and whitewashed facade will all contribute to the visually pleasing street-scene of this posh suburban road.
The in-and-out driveway sets the grand scene when arriving at the house and the cars will be happy knowing there is a double garage waiting to welcome them.
The humans should be more than happy too when they eventually arrive at the newly-built home.
There is approximately 4,715 square feet of family accommodation waiting for them across three floors, plus a garden that wouldn’t look out of place nestled within the Hollywood hills at the rear of a posh pad across the pond.
Through the front door and immediately into a grand central hall, with a sweeping staircase up to the open stairwell which creates a sense of height and light.
Another visually-pleasing feature that strikes you as soon as you enter is the glass wall and doors facing you – enticing you into the reception room and the garden beyond with glimpses of what awaits.
But before being tempted to the rear of the house, a set of double doors on the left takes you into the lounge.
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Further along the hall and through the glass doors then and into the open-plan kitchen, dining and family lounge area at the rear that fully and wonderfully opens out onto the substantial garden terrace.
Outside in the garden there is space for parties and al fresco dining and to the left of the terrace there is ample room for that tempting additional pool should the new owner long for a daily dip.
It may only be a CGI tour at this stage of the plot’s development but it gives a fantastic impression of what the three-storeys of the new home will look like from the back, and it’s stunning.
Full of huge glass picture windows, balconies and connections from the outside to the inside on all three floors.
The inclusion of a protrusion of the top floor into a pitched roof loft space is an addition that makes the design of this new home distinctive and visually-intriguing.
But before exploring this space at the top of the house, the first floor is rather distinctive too.
It features the master bedroom suite with its own spacious terrace accessed directly from a wall of glass and integrated doors directly opposite the bed.
To one side of the master bedroom can be found a private ensuite and to the other side is a large ‘his-and-hers’ dressing room; in fact it is proposed that the master suite occupy the whole of the rear side of the home’s first floor.
From the master back to the cathedral-like open stairway and landings, to discover three more ensuite bedrooms on this floor.
Take the final staircase up to the top floor and there’s a versatile space waiting to be an office, study, games room or bedroom with an ensuite shower room; the choice, as with the pool, will be up to the new owner.
But whatever this space becomes, the views from the Juliet balcony over the rooftops of Cyncoed will be spectacular.
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On the other side of this final staircase at the top of the house is a room for storage or maybe developed into the coolest of hidden games rooms.
Back on the ground floor, there is a cinema room planned for the space next to the kitchen diner and if the pool is wanted it can be built onto this room making it surely the party wing of the property.
The ground floor also offers a separate study office and a utility room.
For further information about this house yet to be born, contact estate agents Kelvin Francis at their Cyncoed office on 029 2076 6538 to find out more.