An interesting design and one that hasn’t changed much in almost 50 years. This 1970s riverside modern house in Windsor, Berkshire is up for sale.
An exclusive house in a premium spot and available for the very first time, which means it doesn’t come cheap. Nor would you expect it too. I’ll get to the financial side once I have looked at the house itself.
Millrun is a unique architect-designed house dating back to 1970, with a riverside location on the exclusive White Lilies Island, which is made up of five luxury waterside homes.
The design is eye-catching but has that distinctive shape for a reason. The building orientation ensures ‘maximum natural light’ throughout, with the bonus of panoramic views over the millstream, Mill House beyond and of course, the Thames.
The agent has this one listed as a potential knockdown, replacing the existing house with something completely new. Alternatively, there is the option to extend, which was a possibility left open by the original architect. Of course, all of that is subject to getting the correct permissions from the local authority.
The other option, of course, is to keep the house as it is. This is an interesting design and although some parts have aged better than others, I get the feeling that it could be updated and/or freshened up for the 21st century.
But this is a good-sized plot in a prime location, so my gut feeling is that the house is unlikely to stay exactly as it is right now.
As it stands, the ground floor has a reception hall with tiled floor and bespoke spiral staircase. Beyond that is a drawing room with working exposed brick fireplace, a very cool bar area and access to the terrace.
Also on this floor is the dining room with double doors to the drawing rook and terrace access, a family room with double aspect views, built-in shelving and storage, a study with built-in desk and shelving plus a kitchen with fitted storage and appliances, as well as a utility and cloakroom.
On the first floor, there is an ‘upper landing’ with built-in storage cupboards as well as the master bedroom with an en-suite shower room and balcony access, a further double bedroom with balcony, two further bedrooms, again with balcony access, a walk-in wardrobe and the family bathroom.
As I said, a large plot, with the outside space also being quite a selling point. It includes a double garage, a garden area with a ‘thriving’ grapevine and entertaining space, along with a studio/storeroom. The front of the property has electric gates that open onto a paved driveway, with parking for a number of cars.
Note that there are two deepwater moorings on the River Thames and two shallow-water moorings on the millstream. In fact, there are 200ft of riverfront gardens facing the Thames and 300ft facing the millstream. So if being by water appeals, this should be a dream of a house for you.
As for that price, you are looking at a guide price of £1,950,000.
Images and details courtesy of Savills. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.
Huge thanks to Guy for the tip-off.