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Unique Property for Sale: Chinnor, Oxfordshire

24 Oct
October 24, 2012

A unique 4 bedroom property for sale on the edge of the Chiltern escarpment surrounded by the wooded Chiltern Hills.

The house is a stunning architect designed family home built in 1972, which has been extended by the current owners to take advantage of its wonderful setting in Chinnor Hill.
Of particular note is the sitting room with an open fireplace with wood burning stove and lovely views over the gardens. There is also a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, useful boot room, cloakroom, conservatory and 2 bedrooms (1 en suite) to the ground floor, with a further family bathroom and study/bedroom 5.
To the first floor is the master bedroom with en suite shower room and a further bedroom, both benefiting from access to a shared balcony with views over the gardens and woodland beyond.
Planning permission was granted in 2006 to extend and add a further reception room, gym and indoor swimming pool. This has now lapsed.
The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with many beautiful trees including Beech, Oak, Cherry and Ash, rhododendrons and conifer.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 307.16 sqm
  • Garden
  • Private Parking
  • 1.00 acres (0.4 hectares)
  • Freehold
Guide Price:£949,950
Further details available here.

 

Unique Property for Sale: Rowley Way, NW8

04 Sep
September 4, 2012

A unique property for sale. This two-bedroom ex-Local Authority upper duplex is located on the iconic Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate in St John’s Wood. Built in the late 1960s to a design by the Modernist architect Neave Brown, the development has been given a rare Grade II* listing by English Heritage in recognition of its architectural significance.

The flat has its own entrance. Internal accommodation measures approximately 679sq ft over two floors. On the ground floor is a master bedroom with built-in storage, a second bedroom and a bathroom. The second floor contains an open-plan reception / kitchen / breakfast room, opening onto a terrace. Both the kitchen and the master bedroom have leafy views over the communal gardens at the rear, and large windows maximise the natural light. The property has off-street parking (with a low monthly charge).

Rowley Way is located near the amenities of London’s famous Abbey Road, with a further range of shops, cafés and restaurants on St John’s Wood High Street and West End Lane. The open spaces of Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park are also within walking distance. The Underground is available at nearby Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line), and the Overground at South Hampstead.

With its striking stepped concrete terraces, the Alexandra & Ainsworth Estate (also known as Alexandra Road) is the most famous of the social housing schemes built during Camden’s “golden age” in the 1960s and 1970s. For more information on the background to the development, see the History section.

Tenure: Leasehold
Lease: approximately 114 years remaining
Service charge: £2,296 per annum
Ground rent: £10 per annum

The unique property is on the market at £289,950. Further details can be obtained here.

Houseboat Project for Sale: Hoo,Kent

09 Aug
August 9, 2012

Here we have a houseboat project for sale. This houseboat situated in Hoo, Kent is a unique conversion opportunity, a project to complete that already has some outstanding features. Currently moored on a working wharf where conversion work can be completed, this unique houseboat has three floors ready for you to create a unique designer houseboat, plenty of space and light are available. There is also a huge amount of materials available seperately by negotiation with the owner, that were specially imported to fit out this conversion. This could be a stunning designer home, or indeed a unique business premises, if you have the imagination and drive this could be your chance to create something very special. Once complete a mooring will need to be found for this boat.

The houseboat project is on the market with Premier Houseboats and can be viewed here. It is on the market for £70,000.

 

Vessel name: Exclusive
Year constructed: 1950
Length over all: 100′
Beam: 22′
Hull material: Steel
Hull type: Flat

Bauhaus Property for Sale: Ilkley, West Yorkshire

03 Aug
August 3, 2012

This Bauhaus property for sale, located in a semi rural setting is an outstanding example of traditional Bauhaus architecture, an evolution of the famed Art Deco design of the 1920’s. Dating from the 1929 the property provides bright and spacious family accommodation retaining many period features and with all principal rooms enjoying a southerly aspect. The property incorporates a magnificent central reception hall, two very impressive main reception rooms and a large kitchen on the ground floor. On the first floor level there is a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and south facing balcony, four further bedrooms and a house bathroom. The property stands within generous and well screened south facing lawned grounds.

So what is the difference between Bauhaus and Art Deco? Not a huge amount as one inspired the other but the main consensus is that Bauhaus architects and designers held to a function over form mentality, “the less is more” philosophy. They tended to stay away from unnecessary decoration, whereas the Art Deco folks revered in decoration with many Art Deco buildings displaying purely decorative elements.

The property has an Asking Price Of £650,000 and further details can be found on the estate agent’s website (direct link to the property not provided so a search is required).

Converted Windmill for Sale: Grays, Essex

18 Jul
July 18, 2012

A majestic listed 5 bedroom steam mill / windmill for sale.

Thought to date from 1674, Baker Street Mills is a magnificent hexagonal windmill. One of the last three examples of a smock mill remaining in Essex, which is now Listed grade II. It was an operating windmill until 1912 from when it fell into disrepair and then restored into a private residence in 1981. The current vendors completed their restoration of the windmill in 1999 including the renovation of the sails which are fully operational.

The windmill itself has been converted into fabulous accommodation which is complemented by the converted Victorian steam mill. Much of the original workings of both mills have been retained and incorporated within the accommodation giving a real feel of the past and heritage of this magnificent residence.

The Mill stands within grounds extending to about 10 acres, accessed via electrically operated gates. The property also features a double garage, pool house and what every pool house needs, a swimming pool.

Asking price of £1,500,000
More details can be read here.

 

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