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Appleton, Heath House Road, Worplesdon, Surrey, GU22

House 5 Bedroom 5 Bathroom 1 Garage 10,373 ft2

Appleton, Heath House Road, Worplesdon, Surrey, GU22

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Property Summary

Set in three acres of mature landscaped grounds in the Surrey hamlet of Worplesdon Hill, this bespoke property extends to in excess of 10,000 sq. ft. providing three levels of contemporary family living at its most luxurious.

Specifically designed and built to meet the individual lifestyle of our client, Appleton offers a unique and impressive fusion of classical and contemporary architecture coupled with interiors modelled for sophisticated yet practical living. The features that have been created in this home are of the highest possible specification with no expense spared. Attention to detail and finish throughout is simply unparalleled and inspiring.

A wrought-iron gated entrance with imposing stone pillars announces the entrance to Appleton from Heath House Road. Following the sweeping rectangular paved driveway to a circular stone fountain, set in the centre of a manicured front garden, the full impact of the impressive proportions of Appleton and its classical façade are revealed.

The beautifully proportioned façade of Appleton presents a classical interpretation, featuring traditional handmade red brick elevations with Portland stone window dressings and a central white pillared entrance portico. The roof tiles are made of handmade natural clay and the building is of a traditional brick and block construction to provide high efficiency insulation. The rear of the house is dominated by a double-height balconied window, which rises from first floor level to provide maximum daylight to flood into the central grand staircase within. The ground level is characterised by twin sets of French windows on either side of a projecting triple set of French doors opening directly onto the stone paved swimming pool area. The pleasing geometry of the ground level is echoed above at first floor with hardwood weighted sliding sash windows. Both front and rear elevations of the house are framed with Portland stone architraves and cornicing.

Interior Fittings & Design
The design team our client used to help create Appleton specially sourced sympathetic furniture and one-off items with the resulting scheme being luxurious, enjoyable and ideal for the modern family lifestyle. This has been achieved through the ambiance mood lighting, clean lines, solid hardwood furniture and doors, stone fireplaces, natural crema marfil marble floors with the matching made-to-order staircase with glass balustrade and leather handrail, the individual handmade fittings such as the cricket-ball door handles in one of the children’s bedroom and the colour-schemed shower wands. Further especially commissioned features include the suspended 26-foot crystal chandelier centre piece visible from all three floors, the 700 bottle wine store with floor to ceiling glass doors, the bespoke designer baths in the ‘His & Hers’ en suites and the mirrored ballet studio with sprung dance floor. A contemporary and tastefully customised interior which complements the classic façade.

Entrance Hall & Grand Staircase
Providing a winning combination of grand proportion and understated elegance, the signature staircase features a glass balustrade and leather handrail rising through a triple height atrium space. The centrepiece is a 26-foot long crystal chandelier suspended from the roof. The oversized solid hardwood front door complements the natural crema marfil marble floors, which have been butt-jointed and honed on site creating an exquisite 1st impression upon entry.

Living Accommodation
The stunning open plan kitchen features a large central island with integrated appliances and forms the hub of the home. All kitchen furniture is bespoke and handmade with granite work surfaces. The range of kitchen appliances are of the highest calibre as would be expected from a home of this pedigree including Marques such as Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf to provide the latest in contemporary design and technology. The modern dining area sits between the kitchen and living room with light pouring in from the floor to ceiling French doors. The rear wall is made of glass behind which sits the feature 700-bottle wine store. The dual aspect drawing room with natural stone feature fireplace benefits from a 7.1 surround sound system and 60 inch TV. Additional rooms on the ground floor include a media/playroom, study, WC, coatroom, utility room and integral double garage.

Bedrooms & Master Suite
One of the highlights of Appleton is the enormous master suite which includes emperor-size bed, lounge area with fireplace, balcony terrace and impressive ‘his’ and ‘hers’ bathrooms complete with freestanding designer baths by ‘Duravit’ & ‘Hansgrohe’ from the ‘Jean-Marie Axor Massaud’ designer range, walk in showers, automated retracting overhead skylights, recessed wall mounted smart TV’s on retractable wall brackets, walk in wardrobes and dressing rooms. In addition there are four further bedrooms all with individual en-suite bathrooms, including book-matched marble and rain showers with contemporary-styled sanitary ware.

Dance Studio
To indulge our client’s love of dance, the top floor includes a ballet studio incorporating mirrored walls, a ballet bar, sprung floor and a retracting overhead skylight.

Home Automation & Media
Appleton’s bespoke audiovisual control system combines the most efficient and technologically advanced systems available in the market which makes it one of the most distinctive features of the property. Utilising the industry leading Crestron multimedia system as its backbone, the audiovisual control system also controls the functionality of the security system and incorporates direct links to the Building Management System, which in turn, controls: * The air source heat pumps * The Kaleidoscope media storage system * 4 independent Rip Servers * Wi-Fi network * High Definition Smart 3D TV controls * Lutron lighting system * & Zoned air conditioning * This ultimate bespoke home technology package also includes multi-room 3D high definition Smart TV’s, lighting control systems, smart home automation and home cinema installation for the media room, which incorporates 7.1 surround sound, 3D projection screen, satellite/cable, audio, video, computer and telephone distribution.

Light, Heating & Sustainability
The entire property has the benefit of the latest generation Lutron lighting control system. The entire property is cooled and heated by air source heat pumps with zoned climate control; these are supplemented by a highly efficient condensing gas boiler which can be found in one of the two integral plant rooms alongside the central vacuum system which runs throughout the property. A grey water harvesting system has also been installed to provide a water supply to the extensive irrigation system. The air conditioning, security, mood lighting and audio-visual systems can all be controlled via integrated wall touch screens, Smart Phones or handheld tablets.

Gardens & Grounds
Appleton sits within three acres of fastidiously landscaped grounds offering fantastic levels of privacy and seclusion. The rear garden features a stunning natural York stone terrace with hot tub and heated 12 x 5 metre swimming pool. The pool is complete with a bespoke automated cover capable of supporting the weight of 30 people. Beyond the terrace sit the children’s play area with space for swings, slides and trampoline all built on natural play bark with soft rubber chipping’s, with a security camera fixed on the area. Adjacent to the formal gardens sits an all-weather asphalt tennis court. Strategically illuminated feature lighting creates an incredible effect at night and allows outside enjoyment late into the evening. The beautifully kept lawns are serviced by an automatic irrigation system and encompass the rear of the grounds. The lawns give way to mature trees and shrubs boarders which back on to the 18th fairway of the prestigious Worplesdon Golf Club.

Safety and Security
The property benefits from a state of the art security system, that not only allows for the high definition 0 lux CCTV to be viewed on the integral wall mounted monitors, but also on selected iPads and Smart Phones. The category three alarm system has been configured with additional functionality to safeguard against, not only unwanted tampering, but can also communicate with the central station monitoring service even after the loss of power, this is due to all of the life critical systems within the property being linked to a UPS. The property also benefits from a commercial grade fire control system that detects both smoke and heat. The system has comprehensive zoning on a floor-by-floor basis.

Location – Worplesdon Hill
The property is situated in the Surrey hamlet of Worplesdon Hill, a high status location just three miles south of Woking and five miles north of Guildford both of which offer a great range of shops, pubs and restaurants within easy reach. Woking’s mainline train station offers a 26 min fast train into London Waterloo and is reachable within 10 minutes. This is also coupled with easy access out to the M25 and M3. Along with three prestigious golf courses, Worplesdon, West Hill & Woking within walking distance. Hook Heath also provides a Lawn Tennis Club. There are also a number of highly regarded state and private schools within easy reach.

18.04.2013 Property launched to market with a guide price of £6,000,000
09.05.2014 Price reduced to £5,500,000
31.05.2014 Price reduced to £5,000,000
26.06.2014 Property sold

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