Yes, we know we have sidelined modern-era properties of late. But that’s because we haven’t seen too many worthy of a feature if we’re honest. Thankfully, that seems to be changing, with the Drum House contemporary modernist property in Richmond, Surrey definitely being one worth talking about.
Saying that, Drum House uses some reliable old techniques to sell itself to us – light and space. Full height windows, double height ceilings, a nice flow of inside to out and some nice, clean finishes throughout.
The layout is described as a ‘linear arrangement of rooms’ made up of the dining room, kitchen, study and bedrooms, all accessed from a double-height gallery that runs the length of the house, complete with a sky lit atrium that runs the entire length of the property, bringing with it that all important natural light. When you don’t need the light, just use the remote to close it off.
There are two floors of space on total, with the ground including a guest cloakroom and an open-plan contemporary kitchen / family room with glass doors or walls, leading out into one of the key features, the ‘spectacular’ courtyard and its terraces, lawns and seating areas.
Also on the ground is a drawing room (described as a ‘glass cube’) that projects out into the gardens, a glass study area and a media / library room/
A wooden cantilevered staircase takes you to the first floor landing which has space for a library / study area. Along from that are the four bedrooms, all en-suite and all with views over the gardens. An additional room can be used as a bedroom or study. The master bedroom offers a walk-in dressing room and large en-suite with walk in shower and contemporary bath.
We did mention the gardens, which are secluded and set within high walls, all professionally landscaped as you might imagine. There is a double garage with store room and two further walk in outdoor storage areas outside too.
Stylish house in a sought after area. You can probably guess what’s coming next. If you want to own this place, the asking price is £6,250,000.
Images and details courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit their website.