A breath-taking conversion of this landmark building.
This beautiful converted Victorian church stands in a lovely stretch of open countryside in the village of Blackmore End. Originally commissioned by the Courthauld family, as a place of worship, it was converted in 2014 and re-imagined for 21st century living. The conversion has created flexible living spaces with five bedrooms over three floors, a fantastic principal living room with ceiling heights extending into the roof and featuring some beautiful exposed timbers cemented by intricate exposed red bricks, punctured by large feature windows which bathe the property in natural light.
The reception hall is approached through a heavy solid oak door onto a slate finished floor and featuring a bespoke staircase to a minstrel gallery. There is access to a cloakroom, designed with honed tiling and feature wall art adjoining a boot room and boiler/comms room. There is a ground floor bedroom with en suite shower room and at the centre of the ground floor is a beautifully designed kitchen/dining room with an extensive range of modern units anchored around a substantial island with breakfast bar. This area is open to the principal living space which includes a log burner and is overlooked by first and second floor galleried landings, which are linked by an exposed feature staircase. A glass wall within the principal living area separates the home office which has a door to the exterior.
On the first floor there are three individual bedrooms, two currently used as fitted dressing rooms with bespoke furniture, a laundry room and a sumptuously appointed bathroom.
The second floor is given over to the principal bedroom suite which features a galleried landing overlooking the main living space, a large dual-aspect bedroom and en suite bathroom with fitted dressing area.
A lime tree avenue lines the driveway which leads to a substantial parking area. Beyond are extensive lawns and a sunken paved terrace, south-facing and ideal for al fresco dining. The lawns continue at the side of the house and include a detached, air-conditioned garden cabin and beyond are the air-source heat units for the house. The gardens are designed for low maintenance and have an irrigation system and lighting which really creates a lovely feature in the evening light.
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One of the most remarkable buildings I have had the opportunity to sell. This is a stunning conversion and a truly special building.Stephen White