Savills | Chilton Road, Long Crendon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9DB | Properties for sale
3.40 Ac(1.38 Ha)
Guide price £3,950,000

Chilton RoadLong Crendon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9DB


    Key features

    • 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
    • Large open plan living
    • Elevated terrace maximizing far reaching views
    • Detached pavilion (secondary accommodation) 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
    • Garaging for 4 cars, about 3.4 acres
    • AVDC design award

    An extraordinary home, an idyllic location.

    About this property

    • The Glass House is an award winning, five-bedroom contemporary hillside home with uninterrupted, far-reaching views together with additional accommodation provided by a separate four bedroom Pavilion. Set in 1.4 Ha of grounds, on the outskirts of the highly desirable Buckinghamshire village of Long Crendon.

      Inspired by Mies Van der Rohe's 1934 sketch ‘Glass house on a hillside', the award winning, architecturally designed, sustainable main house provides luxury, modern living across two floors. The ground floor faces down the hill with long views over Oxfordshire. It houses five en-suite bedrooms, each with floor to ceiling glazing and positioned so as to have either a long view across Oxfordshire or to the secret garden. Also on this level are a study, gym, utility, services and a generous and impressive ‘narrowing' reception vestibule.

      The first storey is three sides glass and sits at an angle above the ground floor. It is cantilevered over the entrance to provide a dramatic living space and balcony, giving the feeling of being suspended over the hillside, allowing a stunning 180 panoramic view and sunlight from east to west all day. The handmade American walnut and stainless steel kitchen, houses state of the art Miele appliances. The rear of the first storey is at the same level as the rising hillside providing direct access from the kitchen, via the open, roofed east outdoor kitchen entertaining space, to the garden beyond. Two other generous decked terraces provide entertaining and relaxing spaces for anytime of the day.

      The marble floor throughout the house is under heated, powered by an eco friendly air-source heat pump. The house also has a heat exchanger mechanical ventilation system, is wired for sound, data, security and benefits from a fully integrated KNX intelligent home automation system. The similarly contemporary and sleek lateral building, the Pavilion, separately provides additional sustainable, high quality accommodation is single storey and under a sedum roof. It has light and airy open plan living space, utility room, four bedrooms and two bathrooms, one en-suite.As with the main house, marble flooring features throughout the building with under floor heating and mechanical ventilation heat exchanger. The pavilion is wired for sound and CAT 5. The bespoke kitchen, leading out to a delightful south-facing terrace, also houses Miele appliances. All interior walls are capable of being reconfigured or even removed completely, without affecting the structure, offering completely flexible space.

      The gardens and grounds have been designed to be low maintenance with the majority of the sloping land laid to lawn. At the top of the rear garden can be found a hidden, tranquil pond area, with a natural island, enjoying incredible 360 views from its deck.

      The large detached garage building provides space for four cars. There is a rain water harvesting system for exterior use.

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    One of the most amazing properties I have ever seen - if contemporary is your thing, you wont be disappointed and if its not you will change your mind!

    Nicky QuentelProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Glass House is situated on the edge of this most sought after village located on the Oxford/Buckinghamshire borders. The gardens and grounds back onto open countryside and enjoy fabulous far reaching views over the countryside. This historic village is considered by many to be one of the most desirable residential villages in the area and provides a good range of facilities including post office, butcher's shop, general stores, primary school, churches, a number of public houses and highly regarded restaurants. For additional facilities, the pretty market town of Thame is within a 3 mile drive and provides a good range of amenities such as sport centre, shops, excellent Waitrose, restaurants and schools.
    • For commuters there is a efficient train service from Haddenham and Thame Parkway to London Marylebone with frequent journey times of about 49 minutes. In addition Junction 7 of the M40 is approximately 6 miles distant providing excellent access to London Heathrow and Birmingham airports and a national motorway network.
    • Thame - 3 miles
    • Haddenham & Thame Station - 4 miles (trains to London Marylebone from 41 minutes)
    • M40 Junction 7 - 6 miles
    • Oxford - 15 miles
    • London - 50 miles (All mileages and times are approximate)
    • Schools & Recreational - In addition to Lord Williams School at Thame, Aylesbury provides a comprehensive range of amenities and gives access to schools including Aylesbury Grammar School and High School. Also within the area are Ashfold and Swanbourne Preparatory Schools, the Oxford Schools and Stowe. The University City of Oxford is approximately 15 miles away being well known for its superb educational facilities and a wide choice of independent schools. Sporting facilities in the area include the Oxfordshire Golf Club.

    Additional information

    • The Glass House, described as the “Architectural Heritage of our future “ by experts judging for the AVDC design awards, is breath taking both inside and out. All spaces have been thoughtfully designed & expertly executed to optimise space, light and views. The unusual and dramatic open plan living space is orientated around the cardinal points, with 3 sides of glass curtain walling and a solid north wall protecting the building. The glazing reflects the stunning scenery and a big sky. It is shaped to create a Venturi to effect a cooling summer breeze throughout the space on hot days. An under- lit glass staircase emerges from behind the solid wall element.
    • Directions: From Oxford proceed East on the A40 towards London and just before joining the M40 at Junction 8 turn left on the A418 signposted Thame. At the first roundabout follow signs to Aylesbury and Long Crendon. At the next roundabout take the B4011 towards Long Crendon. Once in the village drive past the shops and the Angel Restaurant on your left, turn right onto Carters Lane, continue until the T junction, turn left onto Chilton Road. Continue out of the village, after about 500 metres The Glass House will be found on the right hand side.
    • EPC Rating = C