Since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020, home office space has become invaluable. Research has shown that the addition of a home office can add between 8% and 10% to the value of a property in the current market, displaying how desirable these spaces have become. From one room offices in the home, to separate office annexes, Bradley Hall have compiled a list of the best office space currently available on the market.
South Park, Hepscott, £1,350,000
The spacious accommodation is spread over two floors and is accessed through a timber gable portico porch leading to a spacious welcoming vestibule with an inglenook housing an original working fireplace, ornate coving, and a staircase to the first floor.
To the rear and above the treble garage block is a separate annex ideal for a number of uses incorporating an open plan living/kitchen area with a range of high gloss units, work tops, central breakfast bar isle, four ring ceramic hob with splash screen and extractor hood, oven and grill unit, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, laminate flooring throughout. A fully tiled wet room with walk-in shower, vanity unit with wash basin and WC. On the first floor is a large bedroom area with sloping ceiling, skylight windows and an atrium window to the front. Subject to permissions this accommodation would be ideal for a family member, as a holiday let or could even be used as office space.
The Old Stables, Ellingham, £995,000
This fantastic property is finished to an impeccable standard both internally and externally, with no expense spared on interior quality. Converted from what was originally an old stable house, this delightful family home perfectly blends sleek, modern elegance whilst incorporating some of the stable’s original framework and features into its unique design. Buyers should look no further for the perfect example of modern luxury living within a traditional, tranquil setting.
The property is accessed into a large central entrance hall and is arranged with a western and eastern wing. The eastern wing of the ground floor is comprised of a beautiful open plan kitchen and dining area focussed around a central island and benefiting from French doors out onto the garden. From the kitchen is a spacious utility & cloakroom and a joyful play room for younger family members. To the western wing of the house is a luxurious family room centred around a large stone fireplace. From the living area is a further snug and an office. To the rear of the entrance hall is a ground floor bathroom.
The first floor is comprised of a master suite with spectacular bathroom and walk in dressing room. There are a further two en-suite bedrooms and two double bedrooms all of which are extremely spacious and finished beautifully with period touches such as the traditional timber beams creating a lovely feel. Throughout the house there are wireless sound systems, underfloor heating across the whole ground floor and CCTV & security systems are installed.
Barn Cottage, West Rainton, £750,000
Barn cottage has the benefit of being on one level with high ceilings and large windows which enhances the space. It’s hard to believe this property was once a former hospital building which was converted in 1994. The vendors have thoroughly modernised the property but still retained its charm and character.
Access to the land is directly opposite the house and the spectacular, newly built, home office is directly behind the house, with its own entrance. This modern building also encompasses a double garage and boiler room for the biomass boiler. The home office is located above the double garage and has great space for working or living. Due to the roof lights the natural light floods in and the contemporary office benefits from fantastic views over the surrounding countryside.
Richardby Crescent, Durham, £699,950
The subject property is one of the largest built on the estate and extends to over 2500 sq ft of gross internal accommodation with the benefit of a detached garage and a good amount of driveway, off street parking. The rendered and painted house make it visually very attractive and enjoys an open aspect to the front over open space and a good-sized garden and patio to the rear which is accessed via French door from the breakfasting kitchen.
The home has been tastefully decorated and fitted by the current owners and provides luxury and upgraded finishes throughout. At ground floor a central reception hallway provides access to the dining room, family room, lounge as well as the spectacular kitchen with open access to the breakfast room and to a utility and cloaks/w/c. An attractive return staircase leads to 4 good sized bedrooms at first floor, one with en suite and dressing area and a luxury family bathroom. The previous owners used one of these bedrooms as a home office space, which is something that is a considerably sought-after feature currently, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The staircase continues to the send floor where there are 2 further bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room. The second floor could be quite easily used as a teenager or family separate living area with one of the bedrooms currently used as a teenager’s den.
Briarlea, Hepscott, £695,000
Upon entering the property via a reception porch there is a spacious open plan sitting room and dining area with dual aspect windows offering views across farmland to the rear and the front garden. The kitchen offers a generous range of units at base and wall levels with work tops and splash areas, a five burner stainless steel gas range with double oven and grill unit with extractor above, integral dishwasher and sink unit with monobloc tap, an adjacent garden room gives access to the rear garden. From an internal hallway with built in cupboards there are three large double bedrooms and the modern family bathroom, the master bedroom is light and spacious and has an en-suite with double shower, all of the bedrooms have open views to the rear. The previous owners used one of these bedrooms as a home office space, which is something that is a considerably sought-after feature currently, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Externally there are well maintained gardens with expansive lawns, mature trees, hedgerow and fenced boundaries, a lengthy gravel driveway offering off-road parking and turning space leads up to the double garage, the rear garden has various patio areas ideal for alfresco entertaining and taking advantage of the sunny southerly aspect.