Court View is one of the finest and most iconic newly constructed houses in Wimbledon. Designed by local architect Andrew Harper and built by Indigo, an LABC three time ‘House of the Year’ winner, it has been nominated for the prestigious Times House of the Year and a Royal Institute of British Architects award.
This extraordinary contemporary property comprises over 8,000 square feet of accommodation with six en suite bedrooms, a further two bathrooms, guest cloakroom, flexible staff accommodation, spacious and sun filled reception rooms, a hand crafted kitchen complete with top of the line Gaggengau appliances, games/ entertainment area, climate controlled wine cellar, cinema room and gym.
Entry to the residence is from a secluded private cul de sac with planning permission for a video entry access gate/security barrier. Imposing electric vehicle and pedestrian gates secure the large bonded resin drive and double garage. Glass balustrades enclose the Italian tiled steps that lead to the magnificent oak front doors surrounded by dry stone wall and cedar panelling. A fantastic triple height entrance hall is an architectural delight. The majestic proportions and elegant lines are complimented by a carefully selected pallet of materials – oak, glass, dry stone walling set the tone for this design led house. From the hall, doors lead to the vast open plan kitchen, dining and family room. The fully equipped Gaggengau kitchen features a custom built dining island for six, Caesar stone work surfaces with a Barazza Hob and Falmec extractor and extensive built in cabinets. Floor to ceiling bespoke glazed doors fitted by Bereco, give onto the floating tile terrace and BBQ deck area. The terrace with glass balustrades overlooks the landscaped garden with an artificial turf lawn for easy maintenance, decorative lighting and surrounded by mature conifer trees in a protected conservation area. The west facing garden provides a dramatic backdrop to the splendid sunsets that can be enjoyed from the terrace while the adjacent sun room provides a quiet retreat.
The other principal rooms on the ground floor are the triple aspect living room which extends the length of the house and has a bespoke resin finish fireplace flanked by light boxes from where the openness and lightness of the house is immediately apparent. The ground floor has been carefully designed to provide for flexible accommodation uses, with space available for formal dining, snooker room or live in staff. A separate staff entrance leads into a boot room, laundry room, bathroom and office. Stairs descend to the garden level leisure space which occupies the entire floor with glazed sliding doors leading out to the garden terraces providing additional outdoor entertaining space and a large Astroturf lawn area. A fully equipped air conditioned cinema room, gym and climate controlled wine cellar are within this substantial space which also provides for a sauna and Jacuzzi to be installed and an additional bedroom adjacent to the fully fitted bathroom if required.
An oak feature staircase ascends from the entrance hall to the first floor five bedroom suites including the master suite with separate dressing room and bathroom. The second floor, reached by an oak floating staircase comprises a galleried walkway and further master bedroom suite with separate dressing room and shower room and features a private glass balustrade balcony that overlooks the world famous All England Lawn Tennis Club which is just ten minute walk away and Wimbledon Park lake in the valley below
An exacting attention to detail is evident in the bespoke joinery, oak flooring, internal doors and staircases and ample storage space. All bedrooms have custom fitted wardrobes and large windows oriented towards the garden, maximizing the views. Bathrooms are equipped with Brazilian rain showers and walk in glass shower enclosures.
The house has been built to the highest possible eco specifications and includes solar panels on the roof and an environmentally beneficial sedum roof system. A zinc roof, solar shade and additional oak cladding enhance the exterior. Underfloor heating has been installed throughout and air conditioning is provided to the principal bedrooms, living and entertainment areas. Other features include, Clipsal lighting system, Nuvo music player system, video entry and alarm system.
Wimbledon is served by excellent educational facilities with particular reference to Kings College School for boys and Wimbledon High School for girls. Wimbledon is also served by a variety of international schools including the Marymount International School and American International School (ACS) both offering door to door school bus services to properties in the Wimbledon area.