This hidden gem boasts a Grade II listed Art Deco property waiting to be transformed into a masterpiece. Tucked away for those who seek privacy, this unique residence offers a rare opportunity to revive the splendour of a bygone era. Designed by the architect Gilbert Booth in 1934, Stillness is a stunning detached house, located in significant grounds and in the secluded Lodge Road.
Named Stillness in reference to the serenity of its surroundings, this archetypal Art Deco property is one of the few remaining examples of 1930s architecture in Britain. The exterior of this architectural gem showcases the timeless elegance of Art Deco design featuring curved black Crittal windows, clean lines and geometric shapes. 'Stillness' is set back from Lodge Road and surrounded by lush greenery, creating a serene and secluded atmosphere that provides a tranquil escape from the bustling world outside.
Upon entering, you'll discover the potential within the property's walls. The interior unfolds with a large L-shaped living dining area, study/second reception room and kitchen as well as some smaller storage/utility areas. A large number of the rooms are characterised by the curved Crittal windows which make the spaces unique and offer panoramic views of the established gardens.
'Stillness' was first listed in 2003 and retains a number of original features. The listing details record that oak architraves and skirting boards, oak floorboards and the original servants' bells, the original door handles, finger boards, door locks window catches, light fittings and switches survive. An opulent original fireplace with marble surround to the living area remains.
While the property currently awaits renovation, its bones are strong, and the possibilities are endless. The original features provide a glimpse into the grandeur that can be restored to this residence.
To the first floor are five spacious bedrooms, each with its own unique charm and character. The master bedroom occupies a large portion of the first floor accommodation and benefits from the far reaching garden views. Two bathrooms, complete the first floor accommodation. An internal staircase from the first floor leads to the spectacular sun terrace with metal balustrade.
Immediately off the main living area is a raised terrace with steps which lead down to the distinctive and contemporary hexagonal pool. Large and significant, secluded grounds comprised of a number of mature specimen trees, wrap around the property adding yet further to the privacy and seclusion on offer.
To the front of the property is a large driveway, integral garage and lawn area which really adds to the curb appeal of the property.
While the property requires renovation, this only adds to its allure, presenting a blank canvas for those with a vision. Whether you're an investor with an eye for potential or a homeowner looking to create a bespoke dwelling, this Grade II listed Art Deco property is a rare find
GUIDE PRICE £1,750,000 - £2,000,000 This uniquely designed, award winning, five/six bedroom detached family home built by the present owners in 2005 is now on the market for the first time. Offered CHAIN FREE.
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