A disco bathroom and a secret underground annexe. This modernist property in Andoversford, Gloucestershire is rather interesting.
It’s also quite a recent build. Well, recent if you think 2008 is recent (I certainly do) and looking pretty much like the building and interior design work has just been completed.
The house, known as The Kudos, is in Andoversford, which is just under five miles from Cheltenham and sits in its own 6.5-acre ‘parkland’ plot, with the house screened by a wooded area for privacy.
According to the agent, the (unnamed) architect was commissioned to create a home that would ‘encapsulate the best of modern architecture’ and to create ‘endless entertaining space with an abundance of natural light’.
The end result is what you see here, a house that certainly jumps out at you in terms of the architecture, partly but into the landscape and with walls of glass to bring in plenty of natural light.
Substantial too. 13,261 sq. ft. of living and entertaining space here across four floors, with the layout, centred around the focal point of the turreted entrance hall.
The key entertaining areas are on the ground floor, including the reception rooms, the pool complex, cinema and kitchen, for example.
On the first floor, there is a large reception room with floor to ceiling windows with views reaching into the ‘Woodland’ belt. On the second floor, there are two wings to the home with two en-suite bedrooms on each. All the bedrooms in the house have their own balconies too.
The main turret is at the centre of the property, which is where you will find the master bedroom/dressing room and an ‘opulent bathroom’ with a domed glass roof. I think that’s the thing that caught my eye first – the disco bathroom. A round tub with disco-style lighting via the glitter ball ceiling and plenty of space beyond if you fancy a dance out of the tub.
It fits in with the finish of the rest of the house, where the word ‘opulent’ could be used again and again as you move from room to room. Not for everyone, that’s of sure, but I’m sure you could tone it down a little with a tweak of the fixtures and fittings.
One other thing. Is that your own gig venue in there? The house is littered with musical instruments, with one room seemingly having a stage in the corner. So your very own club night if you want it.
There’s also what is described as a ‘discreet underground link’, which provides hidden access to the annexe. This annexe could be used for guest/staff accommodation or just as extra space for whatever you need in the home.
If you fancy a dip in the disco bath or a substantial home in plenty of grounds, this one is up for £3,750,000.
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