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Quarry Haven - the fulfilment of a dream; The many features of Quarry Haven at Inkberrow would be on many a wishlist. Annie Roberts goes through them and ticks the boxes.

Byline: Annie Roberts

Anyone looking for an example of the 'wow factor' will understand how newlybuilt Quarry Haven ticks a lot of the boxes.

-ness partners Jamie Emmerson and Dave Phillips, who run the Redditch-based spe--ting company Aquatherapy, and builder Simon Grubb.

The trio drew up the wishlist for the plot on the edge of the village of Inkberrow, near Alcester, more than two years ago.

Jamie said: "This is something we have always wanted to do and when we bought the plot we saw it as a chance to something for ourselves. Most of our customers are builders and developers so we have to work to their budgets and respect their ideas.

"By doing it ourselves there were no restrictions to what we could do. We have always wanted to build a contemporary and innovative house and I think that is what we have done."

The property has built to an impressively terrain. The company's in-house installation teams worked on the build, showcasing the skills of carpenters, lighting specialists who's who of interior design collections.

Take for example the family bathroom, bath with invisible jets, a wet room shower area with Dorn Bracht rain shower and Kohler carved stone basin and walnut van-LED television and recessed down lighting and LED tile lights.

The master bedroom's en suite includes a feature wall of Bisazza 22 carat white gold leaf mosaic, and the kitchen boasts bespoke units in gloss black and walnut, while the staircase is created from American black walnut with illuminated bronzed glass balustrading.

The exterior is just as dramatic. Bespoke electric sliding gates made from western red cedar slide back to reveal a contemporary house that makes the most of its location. Glass fronted terraces and balconies are the perfect location to soak up the views to the Malvern Hills - and let's not forget the car deck with remote control car turntable.

The extensive lighting scheme includes control garden lighting.

Jamie said: "We gave ourselves a licence to thrill and really pushed the boat out."

Some might read this as another way of three men wanting to simply show off but Quarry Haven is much more than an indulgent collection of gadgets and gizmos carelessly thrown together.

Jamie said: "We feel overwhelmed by what we have been able to do. When we have shown the house to clients, architects and other developers who we have a lot of respect they have been impressed. That feels good."

Now the partnership is considering other developments. Once Quarry Haven is sold Jamie admitted he will feel 'gutted and relieved' but he added: "I think we have achieved what we set out to do. We have done it our way and may have over spent or gone the extra mile but we wanted to make sure everything was right."

The guide price is offers over pounds 1 million. Agents Andrew Grant will be running an exclusive open day between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, April 17, which is by invitation only. For further details contact the agents on 01905 734735.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Apr 8, 2010
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