Set within the fabled Wentworth Estate 45 minutes outside London, Jura is a peerless contemporary estate that embraces clear, deliberate angles, design, and movement to generate a fantastically dynamic and engaging floor plan through the use of wood, glass, concrete, steel, perspective, and volume. The roughly 21,000 square foot home is set far back—concealed—from the street, standing behind thick hedging and two driveways, one to subterranean garage and the other to the graveled entrance court. It is here, at the entrance of the home, that you experience it at its most elemental, especially at nightfall, with the lustrous lights, expansive unadorned walls, reflections bouncing off the glass and water features. It is magic, this house. It is beguiling, sexy in a shawl collar tuxedo way: effortlessly polished and angular luxury any time, day or night, because it simply doesn’t know any other way besides this elegant way of life, and simply need to know otherwise.
The interiors of this home are architecturally, and structurally, impressive; each beam, pane of glass, pillar, wall, and tread allow an effortlessly British sense of permanence to the home, as if had a peerage with a title running back 400 years, to a time when the primeval forest of oak trees was young. The interior spaces of this home convey this depth through the wide open spaces, conscious use of volume, and the permanence of the materials used throughout, such as concrete and stone. These materials frame the vistas out to the fields and forest of the Wentworth Estate beyond.
You could call this home an iceberg as it has a hidden feature, a vast, sprawling basement level complete with garage, entertainment, sport, and service quarters. This subterranean level includes a terraced home theater, wine cellar, and a sky lit, slate tiled pool.
The exterior spaces of the home could be personalized and reinterpreted as a modern take on Arts and Crafts or traditional English landscape architecture to match the stylistic substance and weight the home naturally provides. Why not add a few garden plantings, pathways, and design elements, such as those found in the below image? What a true delight it is to mix and match thing old and new to create a new combination that transcends time and place, venturing into a super terrestrial space of style, art, and design.
The floor plans illustrate how well rooted the conception and implantation of the design play out; spaces are easily accessible, yet clearly defined, a recipe for success.
Jura, listed by James Crawford and Paul Cockerham of Knight Frank with an asking price of £18,750,000 or $24,258,474.39, includes 6 to 10 bedrooms and 7 to 9 bathrooms within roughly 21,000 square feet of living space on grounds spanning 5 acres. The home is approximately 45 minutes away from London’s Waterloo Station by rail via the Virginia Water station(as Central London is 21 miles away), 4 miles from Ascot, 6 miles from Windsor, and 8 miles from Heathrow Airport.
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