Thursday
Dec062012

Move in - December's hottest properties

1. An award-winning contemporary home in Bath

Prospect House is a unique contemporary property on Sion Hill - a sought after location described by the Daily Telegraph in their commuters guide as "the most desirable" in Bath. Originally built in 1985, the house was recently remodelled by award winning architects Dow Jones and enjoys spectacular views over Bath. There are four bedrooms, three living rooms, a kitchen and utility area, three bath/shower rooms, an office /studio annexe and a large double garage.

Design Details:

  • The remodelled house has been heavily insulated and 'wrapped' in chocolate brown zinc.
  • It provides a modern low energy home with flexible living space - sliding doors between each room allow you to change the use of each space.
  • The kitchen area has polished concrete flooring and the floors in the living areas are fitted with solid American white oak with under floor heating.

Price:£1,850,000.

Agent: Savills.

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2. Oscar Wilde's former London home

This flat in the heart of Old Chelsea between the Kings Road and the River Thames, was once the home of Oscar Wilde. He lived here between 1884 and 1895 and wrote much of his most famous work in the flat's bedroom which was originally his library. Back then the house's interior decor caused quite a stir and was dubbed by the press as "The House Beautiful". The brocades chosen by Oscar's wife Constance and the Venetian studies by Whistler that once lined the walls are long gone but you do get a blue plaque.

Design Details

  • A well laid out flat with an open plan kitchen and elegant reception room.
  • High ceilings.
  • It has recently undergone an extensive renovation that has been carried out with sensitivity to the history of the building.

Price: £1,150,000

Agent: Savills

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3. A Scottish country estate and mansion house designed by Robert Adam

Located near the Moray Firth coast, Letterfourie is a country estate consisting of a historically important 11 bedroomed Adam mansion house surrounded by gardens, woodland and agricultural land. The estate's sixth laird, James Gordon, commissioned the Scottish architect Robert Adam to design the house, which was constructed in 1772. It was the first house Adam built in Scotland after returning from his 'Grand Tour'.

Design Details

  • The property is unmodernised and retains most of its original features.
  • It has four principle reception rooms, complete with traditional decor details like chinoserie wallpaper and tartan curtains.
  • It's described in Country Houses of Scotland as "a small three bay fronted mansion of a restrained and dignified air" and Adam's drawings for Letterfourie are held in Sir John Soane's Museum in London.

Price: £1,755,000.

Agent: Savills.

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