A striking miniature mansion designed by the renowned architect Robert Adam in close collaboration with the current owner.
Robert Adam FRIBA is recognized both within the UK and internationally as one of the leading figures in the development of both traditional and classical architecture. Between 1995 and 1996, in close collaboration with the current owner, and making the most of the extraordinary position and views, he transformed a late Victorian farmhouse into this impressive but compact country house.
Elements of Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-classical design have been incorporated to create a unique and exquisite country residence with features such as the impressive Corinthian colonnaded entrance, the square dome topped turrets and the clock tower at the rear.
Internally, despite the grand façade and exterior, Eastwood is very much a home with comfortably sized rooms, of which the grand, double height reception hall with columns supporting the galleried landing, a handsome fireplace and flagstone floor makes a significant impact.
The master bedroom, located in the eastern turret enjoys a double aspect view over the grounds and has a wonderfully high ceiling with decorative cornicing and a fireplace. Several of the bedrooms and reception rooms feature fireplaces.
The park-like grounds immediately surrounding the house comprise gently rolling grass banks dotted with trees. There is a paved terrace at the rear of the house and a further terrace by the swimming pool area. A formal balustraded rose garden with a summer house to the south-west of the house provides a lovely relaxing seating area and the tennis court is located to the north-east.
There is a broad gravel parking area at the front of the house with driveways leading out to the lane and to the outbuildings, which are predominantly used for storage, beyond which lies a lake.
The remaining land is divided into two large paddocks, the nearest of which has vehicular access to the lane. There are streams along the northern boundary and running just inside the far eastern boundary with an area of woodland and a further small field on the opposite side. There are pretty woodland walks running adjacent to the streams.
Agent's notes: Some of the external photographs were kindly supplied to us by ADAM Architecture. The photographer was John Critchley. A number of the photographs were taken in March 2003 and November 2017.
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A striking country house designed by renowned architect Robert Adam.Thomas Shuttleworth