We love a house with a name, this one going by the name of High Timbers and being an architect-designed six-bedroomed house in Shepperton, Surrey.
We don’t know which architect, but it was individually designed in the 1970s on ‘one of Shepperton’s most sought after tree-lined avenues’ and set out over four floors, throwing in some palm trees and a heated pool to sweeten the deal. Ideal if you want that Mediterranean feel, but without the flight. There’s even a basement that doubles up as a wine cellar and games room. Yes, this is a house for entertaining.
Inside, it’s a bit of a mix. The original design still survives, looking very modernist, especially in the hallways and in the exterior. But the styles are all over the place – a modern kitchen mixing it with your granny’s dining room, in turn rubbing shoulders with the 70s-style living rooms. Just decoration though, you can put the original design in easily enough.
In terms of accommodation, the ground floor has a 19ft dining room, a study, a large open modern kitchen and a conservatory/breakfast room, which in turn has bi-folding doors opening to the rear terrace. The lower ground has that wine room and games room.
On the first floor, you’ll find the drawing room with floor to ceiling windows, a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. On the next floor is a ‘separate suite’, currently hosting a bedroom, shower room and a balcony overlooking the garden.
Lots of space for lots of money. If you want to make your mark on this place, you’ll need to pay out £950,000.