Flamboyant Art Deco with this property

October 23rd 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
Flamboyant Art Deco with this property

Britain’s rich history has meant that we have one of the most diverse ranges of architecturally designed property in the world. If you look along any traditional high street you can usually see a multitude of different architectural periods from the 17th Century Cottages to Georgian homes with their large overhanging roofs and ornate wood carvings, to Victorian properties with their sash windows, to the modern family home. Each architectural period offers a unique insight into fashion and architectural developments at that period in time.  

Take the Art Deco period for example it was a time when architects pushed design and materials to there limits with their vast linear walls and sleek glass panels, but it’s a style which never really took root in Britain which has resulted in us only having a few of these wonderfully flamboyant built properties which is why we thought we would show case this stunning Art Deco house currently for sale with Goodfellows Sutton. Price £3,250,000.

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Boasting 7,500 sq ft of accommodation and a prime plot in a highly regarded private Surrey/Greater London road, rest assured the interior is every bit as impressive as the exterior. We highly recommend exploring further.

Downscroft provides a sensual experience and would be an extension of any owner s personality, subtlety mixing several architectural influences which flow as easily as water. The views, styles and atmosphere within change depending on where you are in the house at any one time; each area provides a glimpse of the next and invitingly leads you further. The success has been to create an adult house which is accessibly enjoyable and comfortable for the whole family.

Upon entry, the semi-sheer automatic gates provide access from the private road. First impressions are remarkable, with the overall visual being one of simplicity, although the detail is everywhere. The drive splits in two directions; the slate clad wall leads to the lower level garage whilst the driveway follows the low level box hedging, white birch trees and agapanthus planting. The centralised double width/height glass door invites and leads you inside.

The house circulates around the open plan turreted staircase, spiralling from the media, gym and entertainment basement level, up through the living areas and onwards to the sleeping quarters on the top floor.

The ground floor is zoned with areas which feel distinctly adult, family and child friendly. The main area is the family zone which is shared with the comprehensively fitted high gloss walnut kitchen.

Although the main part of the ground floor is relatively open plan, the sheer size makes privacy between the zones possible. In each area you take in different views of the surrounding gardens; east meets west with a Japanese inspired black bamboo courtyard to the side. We urge you to view the floor plan to fully explore the layout and accommodation on offer.

Some of the technology included beneath the skin includes eco features such as solar tubes and a ground source heat pump. Other features to make life easier and more comfortable include air cooling, underfloor heating and mood lighting. Lastly, featured luxuries include Miele and Gaggenau appliances and made-to-measure Corian work surfaces: all go towards creating a sumptuous environment which feels healthy, modern and eco-friendly.

Moving to the outside elements of the house, the formal courtyard is off-set by the relaxed main garden with its expanse of lawn, space for a trampoline, oblong swimming pool and covered seating/changing area.

Locally, the area is prestigious and for those who play golf, The Drive runs adjacent to Banstead Downs golf course. Surrounding property on this private road is large and detached and most are set well back from the kerb and hidden behind security gates providing privacy. Neighbouring roads are affluent and provide an aspirational move for many.

For more information please call Goodfellows Sutton on 020 8770 3377 or follow this link.