Unusual it certainly is, but this Michael Wilford-designed Lone Oak Hall property in Hartfield, East Sussex is all the more interesting because of that.
It dates back to 2000 and does look to have a touch of the Frank Lloyd Wright about it both externally and with some of the internal wood fittings too. But this isn’t a retro property. Even 14 years on it still looks like a very modern living space. Access to the house is via its own winding drive, which offers access to both the outbuildings (more on those later) and the main house. That house sits in an elevated position on the plot, constructed of stone and Douglas fir, with sections of stainless steel cladding. There is around 4,277 sq. ft. of space inside, which is arranged over three floors.
The lower ground floor entrance leads to two bedrooms with built-in shelving and to the utility/boiler room. Access the ground floor (via a bridge) and you’ll find the entrance hall, a sitting room (formerly an indoor swimming pool, which can be reinstated), a study area, a further reception area and access to a terrace. You’ll also find a modern kitchen, a bedroom and a wet room on this floor.
Head to the first floor and there is a kitchen/dining room, drawing room and master bedroom suite. A second floor takes you to a galleries study and two ‘snug rooms’.
That’s only half of the story though, as the grounds contain a timber summerhouse with two mezzanine storage levels and a stdio, which has a car port, store rooms and a two bedroom flat with a kitchen and shower room on the first floor. Lots of garden beyond that too, made up of lawn, trees and flower beds.
An interesting and spacious place, but it doesn’t come cheap with a guide price of £1,950,000. More images on the listing.