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, located at the edge of the village of Ramsden, Oxfordshire, offers the opportunity to create a masterpiece. Planning for the house has been achieved as a result of twelve years dedication, from design precision, through to satisfying pre-commencement planning conditions. It allows for a home of excellence, conceived by Professor Robert Adam, arguably one of the most revered British classical architects of our time. A work of art in its own right, St Johns House will occupy an elevated position overlooking a breath-taking vista of countryside in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
We spend years acquiring exquisite pieces, whether our passion is for art, fine wines, classic automobiles, thoroughbred horses or private jets. As our collections grow, and our time to enjoy them becomes more precious, we search for a home that is as rare and unique as the priceless pieces we wish to display.
The epitome of luxurious living and entertaining, St John's House ready to build to your exacting standards and precise lifestyle needs. All internal spaces can be configured for your style of living. The principal suite occupies the entire top floor (or twin principal suites if you prefer), offering unrivalled views, while the first floor boasts nine family and guest suites and a grand study positioned between the featured Palladian pillars.
The Piano Nobile' has been designed for entertaining splendour with exceptional 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 and boasts a games room galleried above the Orangery, and enjoying full height glazing with views over the secret garden and outdoor pool.
Opening onto the terrace walks, the family level provides the perfect blend of comfort and class. With a sumptuous 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 exibition 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, making this a once in a lifetime opportunity for the true connoisseur.
On the eastern side of the main house, the family level links to the Orangery, outdoor pool and secret garden, while on the western side, a self-contained apartment provides further guest, family or staff accommodation.
With a ballroom inspired by The Great Gatsby, a grand reception room, private dining, event kitchen, bar and private cinema, St Johns House is designed for world-class entertaining, with the eleven double-height arches opening from the ballroom onto the secluded grotto and extensive grounds beyond.
The mezzanine level, with its dedicated private leisure facilities, includes an indoor pool, gym, spa, steam, sauna, bowling alley and a preparation kitchen.
For your further leisure enjoyment, there is an outdoor pool and tennis court, along with endless pathways that meander through the numerous gardens and grounds.
Strolling west along the upper terrace walk, is the stunning copper-domed gazebo. Circular, and built from Cotswold Stone, this self-contained, one-bedroom dwelling is equally ideal for an artists or writers studio, security, staff and guests alike.
Apart from the main house, there is planning for a stunning Cotswold Stone barn with a spectacular vaulted roof and exposed Green Oak trusses. Whether you employ this magnificent building for your family's needs, offices, or for priceless thoroughbreds, the possibilities are endless.
Finally, two gate houses flank the entrance into the estate.
Offering Zero carbon, reassuring security, an ease of maintenance that only a newly built house can provide, when only the very best will suffice, St John's House offers a once in a lifetime opportunity.
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