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Built in 1893, this property was previously a coach house and stable block before being transformed into a truly unique and quite spectacular home. Extended in 2003 by architects Foster Willis, the original L shaped house has evolved into an open, sociable space. The same firm of architects has also completed preliminary designs for a double story patio extension and studio garage, both with planning permission granted and in date.
With the current owner's expertise in design, each aspect of this home has been carefully considered and renovated to the highest spec, with designer finishes throughout. The bespoke kitchen design was created working in collaboration with Nathan Kingsbury, the brief: Chic industrial. Taking advantage of the high ceilings, it features an array of premium appliances, which include a Quooker tap, Fisher and Paykel fridge-freezer, Miele ovens and dishwasher, Gaggenau gas hob, Elica stainless steel extractor fans and handmade Moroccan tiles behind the Aga.
Natural light bathes the entire ground floor, with two pairs of double doors leading you out to the magnificent garden. Spanning the length of the property, the patio is ideal for entertaining, with architectural Box topiary surrounding the seating area.
A hidden treasure in this property is its courtyard; doors lead from the sitting room into this tranquil contemporary space, designed by Daniel Shea, medal winner at the 2012 Hampton Court Flower Show. The wall facing the house is painted in a hot orange which provides a dramatic backdrop for the green foliage, raised flower beds and limestone patio.
Upstairs in addition to the master bedroom and luxurious ensuite are three further double bedrooms. A fifth bedroom, or study, is situated on the second floor in the tower, which is another unique aspect to this remarkable property. The views along the first floor hallway expand over private greenery, which coupled with the long driveway and high walls offer complete privacy.
"We fell in love with the original rather dated house at first sight. During the 25 years we have lived here it has offered us complete privacy whilst being part of a friendly neighbourhood. We have loved the chance to own a piece of history and over the years to develop a truly unique style of property. The main bedroom is very tranquil and we love the views it affords. We have loved celebrating special occasions here as our family grew up, the overall space is incredibly flexible and lends itself to entertaining. Whether it’s Christmas in front of the open fire or sundowners in the courtyard or garden there is a place and time to enjoy it all. "