The rising popularity of multi-generational living lies in the practicality of the arrangements – families can enjoy the security of keeping an eye on each other’s well being while retaining their independence.
The challenge is in finding a property to suit everyone where they can also enjoy their own space – and plenty of it.
A unique solution has just come on to the market with Henry Adams: Homefields is a 4 bedroom duplex ‘apartment’ on the first and second floors of a 1920s detached house while the ground floor, Quintessa, is a separate 3 bedroom apartment with two reception rooms one of which is a double aspect lounge with french windows opening onto a pretty courtyard garden.
The properties currently belong to members of the same family who have enjoyed the practicality, space and location set back from the road, just a few minutes walk from the beach at Aldwick.
“The character of the house is wonderful,” say the current owners. “It’s quirky and functional - we’ve kept many of the details natural and the spaces just flow.”
“Many of the rooms are double aspect and lots of people comment on how light the house is. Every window you look out of has a view, it’s like being up in the trees and catches the sun throughout the day,” they added.
Double doors lead from the first floor living room to a large balcony with steps down into the landscaped gardens, which include the pretty courtyard and a kitchen garden, extending to around a third of an acre.
“We have also enjoyed lots of lovely sunset views and can see the birds fly over as they migrate to and from nearby Pagham harbour. The Aldwick ‘resident’ tawny owls fly over and one even lands in the garden here.”
Whilst prospective buyers may decide to keep the living arrangements as they are, the properties could also provide a spacious home plus an income from letting the ground floor apartment (either for holiday lets or under a tenancy agreement), or they could perhaps be reinstated into one outstanding family house.
Homefields and Quintessa are on the market with Henry Adams in Rose Green with a combined guide price of £750,000 for the freehold.
For further information or to view, contact Henry Adams on 01243 263789 or via www.henryadams.co.uk. You can also follow them on Facebook or Twitter @henryadamsllp.