Sophisticated and contemporary living
The West Wing is an immaculately presented, sophisticated home with modern fixtures and fittings which complement the period features which have been sympathetically retained. The house is Grade I listed and has been completely restored during the course of 2009.
Finished to a high specification, the accommodation is set over four floors and benefits from a natural flow throughout. The quality and attention to detail is evident as soon as you arrive at the property and original features include cast iron radiators, working shutters, fine plasterwork, oak and parquet flooring together with exposed timbers and cast iron fireplaces.
The elegant, double aspect, drawing room has a vaulted ceiling with ornate plaster friezes and a grand open fireplace in Portland Stone with marble columns. Two double doors open onto two Juliet balconies from which you can enjoy the beautiful gardens and views of the parkland to the rear of the house. The kitchen, dining area and family room benefits from a vaulted glass atrium which allows light to flood into the fabulous entertaining space which is very practical and popular with modern day living. Once again the attention to detail and symmetry is demonstrated with the windows framing amazing views over the garden.
The bespoke kitchen has two Caesarstone islands providing extensive workspace, both incorporating an inset sink, a four plate Siemens hob and Siemens automatic dishwashers, together with extensive storage. A bank of units which include four Siemens ovens, two Miele refrigerators and two Miele freezers complete the kitchen. The dining area benefits from the wonderful views through the windows over the amazing gardens. Finally, an ornate carved open fireplace with a marble hearth provides an ideal informal space to relax. A set of doors lead outside down stone steps into the gardens perfect for outdoor entertaining.
On the lower ground floor, there is a further sitting room which benefits from under floor heating and features a decorative corner fireplace with a slate hearth. The original silver safe for the Hall is found just off and has been restored to provide a very useful storage area. A kitchen is found to the side of the sitting room and includes a four plate hob, built in refrigerator and dishwasher, which is perfect for providing alfresco dining. Doors lead outside into a rear portico providing access to the garden and seating area.
The sitting room leads into an area which is currently used as a gymnasium and has a sauna and shower room just off. This could potentially be a bedroom and therefore provide a self contained space for multi-generational living. An inner hall on this level has useful storage areas, a plant room and an integrated laundry area with a range of units. There are three beautifully furnished bedrooms on the first floor. Bedroom two includes a cast iron corner fireplace and a walk in wardrobe. The ensuite bathroom includes a freestanding bath, separate shower cubicle and basin together with a feature cast iron fireplace. The two other bedrooms share a well appointed shower room.
The second floor is home to the magnificent bedroom suite with vaulted ceilings and exposed purlins. A series of sash windows along the rear elevation once again showcase the fabulous views of the gardens and parkland. A generous ensuite features a
freestanding bath, a freestanding four sided shower cubicle, twin hand basins, bidet and wc. The bedroom also has a walk in wardrobe and a door onto a wooden decked area which offers a private balcony area to enjoy the fabulous views.
The house is approached down a sweeping drive through the surrounding parkland under the arch and into the courtyard. The West Wing is found to the right hand side and benefits from two parking spaces immediately in front of the house. (A generous
parking area and double garage is available to the rear.) The gardens complement the house perfectly and provide a series of seating areas from which to enjoy the views.
Currently the gardens are set out in an Italianate design with ornamental tiered terrace and a pathway through lawns edged with shrub borders. This could be changed should somebody want to convert it back to a lawned area. At the bottom of the garden a Prime Oak garage incorporating a covered log store is accessed via electronic double gates which gives access from the Estate driveway.
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I believe this to be one of the most sophisticated and stylish properties within south StaffordshireTony Morris-Eyton