Friday Showcase: Ten featured prime resi listings

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Each week, LonRes highlights a selection of properties currently available to buy and rent, from Prime Central London uber-pads to country retreats.

Standouts from this Friday’s crop include an “ambassadorial” residence in South Ken, one of the finest period properties in Staffordshire, a glorious double-fronted affair on Chelsea’s Tite Street, a modern classic in. the Surrey Hills, and an extraordinary proposition in Norfolk, overlooking the saltmarshes of Brancaster…

Gore Street, South Kensington £15,000,000
This superb 6 bedroom, 6 bathroom, ambassadorial property has been refurbished to exacting standards and now provides the perfect contemporary London residence, whilst remaining sympathetic to its original period features. The interior design focuses on enhancing the period features of the house especially the high ceilings and tremendous volume the property offers. Overall, this unique 6,365 sq ft residence is rich with natural light, with bright and elegant interiors and the 3 floors that is mainly over being ground, first and second are linked by a passenger lift.
There is an integral double garage, a roof terrace and the house is fully air conditioned. The property is situated towards the North end of Queen’s Gate very close to the wide open spaces of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall and the shops and restaurants of Knightsbridge and South Kensington. A selection of world class museums, including the Natural History, Science and Victoria and Albert museums are moments away. The property benefits from excellent transport links to the City and Heathrow airport. (Plaza Estates Knightsbridge)
Barlaston, Staffordshire £2,000,000
An architectural masterpiece, undoubtedly one of the finest homes in the region. The Hall has attractive octagonal glazed sash windows throughout with moulded architraves. The east facing elevation has a fine projecting pedimented gable surmounted by ball-head finials and a flight of stone steps leading to an arched door with a particularly attractive Gibbs surround with Tuscan columns and a pediment.On the north and south elevations are two-storeyed canted bays with balustraded parapets. The south elevation has a large convex bay tiered over 3 storeys. The splendid Doric reception hall has a high ceiling, attractive denticulate cornicing and a large stone chimney piece. Beyond the hall and at the centre of the house, the staircase hall is exceptional and features a meticulously reproduced wooden stair with Chinese Chippendale baluster passing through two floors.
The library and dining room are of equal size with symmetrical bay windows. Both rooms have exceptionally high ceilings and are perfectly suited to entertaining on a grand scale. The library is south facing with views over the garden and features beautiful built-in mahogany fronted book shelves, dado and picture rail, plain moulded cornice and round headed book recesses on three walls. There is attractive chimney piece with a log burner inset.
The saloon is a lovely bright room with a convex bay window offering far reaching views over the surrounding parkland and across the Trent valley. This room has deep cornice and an elaborate plaster frieze. There an attractive late nineteenth century fireplace. A small inner hall adjacent to the staircase hall has stairs that lead down to the ‘working’ parts of the house. The lower ground floor has an excellent layout for family use with doors directly out to the garden and the main courtyard/parking area. The principal room on the lower ground floor is a hugely generous kitchen/breakfast room with bespoke fitted units, Aga, central island and an open plan dining and sitting area with a walk-in pantry leading off. The remainder of the lower ground floor comprises an inner hall with staircase, a large laundry/boot room, store room, wine cellar and a self-contained flat. The self-contained flat comprises a double bedroom and bathroom with a hall/study area and a living room with a kitchen off. The first floor has a wonderful galleried landing that surrounds the stairwell and leads to 4 bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms and also to the study. The second floor comprises 3 further bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a sitting room/studio that could be converted to further bedroom accommodation if necessary. There are also 2 further attic rooms accessed via a small staircase that leads to the roof. (Fisher German Stafford)
Tite Street, Chelsea £9,750 per week
An exceptional double fronted house with an impressive facade offering seven bedroom accommodation on three floors only, with a secluded Italianate garden and a garage. Double height reception hall, first floor drawing room, dining room, family room, study, kitchen breakfast room, principal bedroom with dressing area and en suite bathroom, three double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, two further double bedrooms, family bathroom, top floor gym / games room with shower and steam room and access to a roof terrace, staff accommodation, guest cloakroom, garage, garden & roof terrace. (Savills Chelsea)
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk £1,895,000
An exceptional Grade II listed farmhouse situated in an unrivalled rural setting surrounded by farmland, with a range of outbuildings and two timber-framed barns. All in around 3 acres.
Situated in an exceptional rural setting, with far-reaching views of the countryside, yet only 2 miles south of the A14, Hill Farm House is a substantial family house, likely to date back to the 18th century and built of traditional timber-framed construction, with rendered elevations on a late 18th-Century red-brick plinth. Barns: The “north barn’ has been partially converted, with workshop and separate yoga studio, which adjoins a large two-bay Cart Lodge and walled yard, as well as a timber-framed barn, with weather-boarded elevations underneath a clay pan-tiled and corrugated tin roof. The “south barn’ is a beautiful timber-framed barn with weather-boarded elevations underneath a clay pan-tiled roof and offers enormous potential, with its own walled garden with raised beds and further outbuilding and wood store. This barn has the benefit of detailed planning and Listed Building consent, to provide a modern office space, extending to approximately 1,400 sq ft. The property is approached at the end of a no-through lane, accessed through electric five-bar gates onto an extensive gravelled parking area. The gardens surrounding the property are largely formal lawns, with some wonderful feature brick-and-flint walls and a modern red-brick wall protecting a heated swimming pool, as well as a man-made pond with mature trees and hedging, an astro tennis court with path leading to the house and a stunning enclosed Mediterranean-style walled garden, with raised flower beds and some lovely detail surround the house. (Bedfords Bury St Edmunds)
Dorking, Surrey £2,000,000
Designed and built to an exacting standard utilising the finest finishes and materials this luxury 5,000 sq. ft. home enjoys sublime proportions. The Surrey Hills is as famed for its peace and tranquillity as it is for the ground-breaking architecture throughout the centuries. This individual and inspiring building reflects the areas passion for embracing the new whilst protecting this area of outstanding natural beauty. This intriguing and specialist home is distinctive by design with off white rendered walls punctuated by grey framed windows and ensuring the reception space and bedrooms all enjoy the Southerly aspect and abundance of terraces and private balconies.The kitchen has been cleverly designed with a linear line of sight and uninterrupted view of the grounds,  with white quartz stone work surfaces, breakfast bar two double ovens, American fridge freezer and dual wine coolers, all add to this high spec designer kitchen. The receptions space is arranged to flow from a dining area, family area and more drawing room. All with floor to ceiling panoramic sliding doors and windows opening to the terraces. An internal annex with its own living room, double bedrooms, kitchen, and shower room can be access via the main hall or through a separate side door. From this area of the house patio doors lead to a private terrace and garden area, connected yet private. The entrance hall enjoys an atrium style vault and with cantilevered stairs to the first floor, here a library/ study area is bathed in the northern light with corner windows. The Master bedroom suite enjoys two dressing rooms and full en-suite bathroom and access to a substantial glass enclosed terrace. A further three double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and either terraces or balconies all enjoy a southerly aspect. Throughout this sublime home are bespoke craftsman ship fro m over sized skirting’s and specialist mouldings. Underfloor heating, specialist stone, ironmongery and Spanish oak doors French polished on site, all add to the feel of luxury and opulence. West House is approached via a shared driveway leading to the individual gated entrances. Sliding electric gates lead to a tar and chip driveway with plentiful parking leading to the double garaging. The grounds have been carefully landscaped offering privacy and interest. The rear garden is mostly lawned with mature trees, laurel hedgerows and flower bed boarders. With a Southerly aspect, the terraces offer a sunny view across the lawn with a Mediterranean feel with the lit architectural Arbor. (Grantley)
Camden Crescent, Bath £1,600,000
The major portion of an elegant Grade I listed Georgian townhouse situated on the northern slopes of the City with stunning far-reaching views. Camden Crescent comprises 21 Georgian terraced houses, built by John Eveleigh in 1788. The orientation is excellent with southerly facing front aspect and breath-taking views which can be appreciated from sunrise to sunset. Number 15 provides a substantial home and retains a wealth of period features which blend beautifully with attractive contemporary finishes. There is a superb range of original features including high ceilings, cornicing, cupboards, window shutters and a number of fine fireplaces. Entering the house, you are greeted by a charming spacious hallway. The impressive ground floor accommodation comprises a stunning contemporary kitchen overlooking the rear garden. A range of wall cupboards, integrated appliances and deep drawers are complemented by granite work surfaces and a central island completes this sociable space. Sliding double doors open onto a sitting room with stunning far-reaching views. A guest cloakroom is located off the hallway and a further door leads to a useful utility room. On the first floor is the most beautiful drawing and withdrawing room with superb high ceilings and triple aspect; this is the perfect place to unwind and absorb the views. A bathroom is accessed via steps from the withdrawing room. The second floor suite comprises master bedroom with dressing area and luxury bathroom complete with roll top bath and walk-in shower. There are three further bedrooms and a further bathroom on the third floor. The garden is arranged over a number of levelled terraces embracing the upward slope, creating perfect areas for dining and al fresco entertaining. Thoughtful planting and walled boundaries maximise the privacy and tropical feel of this city garden. (Crisp Cowley)
Kings Lynn, Norfolk £4,000,000
An extensive period home occupying a secluded and private position with some of the finest coastal views in Norfolk. Having been built and landscaped with great thought during the 1920s, Appletree House and its wonderful south facing gardens retain much of the elegance, style and character of that roaring decade. With its panoramic views over the saltmarshes of Brancaster yet positioned in such a discreet and private setting, the house, its cottages and its gardens were purposely planned by Colonel Jack Lesley and his wife Margo to provide the perfect space for living and of course entertaining, and this remains evident today. Approached via an unmade road you are greeted by what were originally the Gardener’s two bedroom cottage and the House Keeper’s two bedroom cottage (currently let as holiday cottages) before entering the house itself through the walled garden archway. Inside the house has been completely refurbished by the current owners and includes the addition of underfloor heating throughout much of the ground floor. The extensive kitchen/breakfast room, the dining room and the impressive drawing room all enjoy spectacular views over Brancaster saltmarshes with the drawing room also having triple bay windows with additional views south over the gardens as well as access out to the sunken garden to the east. From the drawing room a further hallway allows access to an open sided covered walkway that links the main house to The Barn. The Barn has recently undergone a programme of complete refurbishment with a new roof and the addition of an upper floor, again with exceptional views over the saltmarshes. The Barn was previously used as an elaborate party and entertaining room but having been recently completed now offers four superb bedrooms, and an upstairs living area including an open plan kitchen with a large new dormer window offering spectacular views of the salt marshes and beyond. The finish is exceptional and offers the new owners the ability to generate significant income from holiday lets, or simply to use the new space for guests. Back inside the main house the grand staircase in the entrance hall leads up to the first floor where there are four double bedrooms with the master bedroom suite having both an impressive en-suite bathroom as well as a walk-in dressing room. Three of the bedrooms enjoy the panoramic saltmarsh views and the central bedroom as well as the master bedroom suite both have access out to the substantial roof terrace also overlooking the saltmarshes. On the second floor there is a further bedroom with its own private roof terrace, a bathroom and an attic room. Outside the grandeur of Appletree House is matched by the beautiful landscaped gardens to the rear that have remained almost entirely as originally planned by Colonel Jack and Margo. Separated into individual areas they include a sunken garden with a long formal pool, an avenue of pleached limes that leads up to an orchard with greenhouses, raised nursery beds and vegetable plots. There is a further lawned garden that surrounds the heated swimming pool and pool house along with the tennis court.
The coastal position of Appletree House, the privacy and beauty of its gardens that have been nurtured for almost one hundred years and the abundance of its rooms and accommodation represents a rare find for Norfolk, let alone for Brancaster and this particular part of North Norfolk. (Sowerbys Burnham Market)
Hitchin, Hertfordshire £2,800,000
A remarkable Grade II Listed house surrounded by mature gardens and stunning views. Listed Grade II being of architectural and historic importance, Great Offley House is constructed of mellow red brick, clad in mature Virginia creeper and wisteria, under a clay tiled roof.Internally the house combines wonderful light and spacious reception rooms with comfortable bedroom accommodation on the first and second floors. Remarkably, the house is constructed over three different eras, each style clearly visible. Of particular note is the drawing room, an elegant space of excellent proportions focused on an attractive carved, open fireplace. Outside is an extensive range of outbuildings, including the magnificent timber-framed “party barn’ which has a separate kitchen. The property also includes a very comfortable two-bedroom cottage providing useful secondary or letting accommodation. The Old Stables have now been converted to provide a further games room and storage. The gardens and grounds are a principal feature of Great Offley House, laid mostly to lawn and studded with a selection of mature trees. To the north is a charming, sunken walled garden with two productive fig trees and wonderful scented roses. Lying in a secluded area to the south of The Old Stables is the heated swimming pool. Further south is a wooded area providing tranquillity just beyond the old tennis court. A mature orchard lies to the north of the house. (Strutt & Parker Country Department)
Sumner Place, South Kensington £6,850,000
An elegant, Grade II Listed house situated in one of South Kensington’s most sought after addresses. This white stucco fronted property benefits from direct views over the gardens of Rose Square and has a wonderful feeling of space and light with well-proportioned living accommodation throughout. This charming Freehold house is presented in excellent condition with an architecturally impressive glass addition to the rear of the kitchen providing a light-filled breakfast area on the ground floor in addition to a separate dining room. The drawing room at first floor level is impressive with oak flooring and two large floor to ceiling French windows with original working shutters opening onto the balcony. The master bedroom suite is at second floor level and comprises a spacious bedroom, a pair of walk-in wardrobes and an elegant bathroom whilst on the upper floors, there are two additional bedrooms and two bathrooms on the third floor, plus a large and impressive vaulted studio room on the top floor. The lower ground floor provides a further bedroom suite, a kitchenette, study/family room and utility room, along with a separate street entrance. Sumner Place is a quiet one-way street which leads towards Onslow Square from the Fulham Road. South Kensington Station is approximately 450m away, from where Heathrow can be reached in 40 minutes and the west end in 7 minutes. (Tedworth Property)
Ascot, Berkshire £2,750,000
A beautifully presented detached three storey home providing close to 8,000 square feet of exceptional accommodation, situated in a sought after location close to Ascot Racecourse. Avenir is a bright & airy extremely well designed home providing extensive and adaptable accommodation suitable for various family needs; the property is offered for sale in superb order throughout and enjoys a popular location, being a short stroll to Ascot Racecourse and within walking distance of High Street facilities and the rail station. (Buckinghams)

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