A truly unique opportunity to build a substantial Palladian style country house, designed by the internationally renowned classical architect Professor Robert Adam, set in 60 acres.
St John's House offers the opportunity to build the largest new Palladian home in the UK for over 100 years
Providing full planning consent for a 68,000 sq.ft Palladian residence, plus ancillary accommodation and facilities - in total 74,000 sq ft. Designed by the internationally renowned classical architect Professor Robert Adam (15th Driehaus Laureate and favourite of Prince Charles), set in around 60 acres of completely private parkland.
Located in a Golden Triangle between the Cornbury Estate, Blenheim Palace, and the Glympton Estate, St Johns House will occupy an elevated position with breath-taking, 30 mile views across the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
St John's House, located at the edge of the village of Ramsden, Oxfordshire, is a work of art in its own right. Planning for this Estate is the result of twenty-four years dedication, from initial conception for this green-field location, through years of planning applications and design precision, to ultimately satisfying all pre-commencement planning conditions and implementing the consents.
It allows for a world-class home of excellence - Professor Robert Adam, is one of the most revered British classical architects of our time and St Johns House is a masterpiece.
Designed and conceived for the world's most discerning buyer to enable they and their family to accommodate and enjoy their cherished possessions, from exquisite collections of art, fine wines and classic automobiles, to thoroughbred horses and antiquities. This is a home that is as exceptional and rare as the priceless collections you wish to enjoy.
The epitome of luxurious living and entertaining, St John's House overlooks some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK and is ready to build to your exacting standards and precise lifestyle needs. All internal spaces can be configured for your style of living and unique security requirements.
All principal rooms and terraces and gardens offer unrivalled views (see photos).
The 6,000 sq.ft principal suite (or twin principal suites if you prefer), occupies the entire top floor.
The first floor offers nine family and guest suites together with a grand study, positioned between the featured Palladian pillars.
The 'Piano Nobile' has been designed for entertaining splendour with exceptional (4.5m) ceiling heights and enormous entertaining spaces. From the formal dining room, a glazed link leads to the music room on the west wing; while the east wing leads from the formal living room to a games room galleried above the Orangery, with full height glazing providing views over the secret garden and outdoor pool.
Opening onto the terrace walks, the family level provides the perfect blend of comfort and elegance. With a luxurious kitchen / informal dining room, utility, staff room and vast living spaces; it boasts a viewing room that opens onto your private museum beneath the entrance courtyard. This climate-controlled exhibition area is protected from direct sunlight, and is a safe and secure sanctuary for the display of priceless art, classic cars (up to 50 can be displayed), sculpture and antiquities.
St Johns House offers the ultimate in world-class entertaining, with the ballroom level - inspired by The Great Gatsby - providing a grand reception room, private dining, professional 'event' kitchen, bar, private cinema and extensive wine room. The eleven double-height arches open from the ballroom onto the secluded and secure grotto, designed for large-scale outdoor entertaining to provide your guests with the most spectacular uninterrupted landscape and sunset views across the Cotswolds AONB to the Chiltern Hills some 30 miles away.
The ballroom's mezzanine level provides dedicated, extensive leisure facilities, with an indoor pool, gym, spa, steam, sauna, bowling alley and a preparation kitchen located above the full service 'event' kitchen
For further leisure enjoyment, there is an outdoor pool and tennis court, along with endless pathways that meander through the numerous gardens and grounds that form part of the detailed planning consents.
Offering unlimited configuration and security options, zero carbon, an ease of maintenance that only a newly built house can provide, St John's House offers a once in a lifetime opportunity.
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This really is an outstanding opportunity for someone to build the house of their dreams. Some things in life are rare but this really is unique! Charles Elsmore-Wickens - Regional DirectorCharles Elsmore-Wickens