A ‘fantastic forever family home’ in Lutyens style
AS A proponent of the Arts and Crafts movement at the turn of the last century, Sir Edwin Lutyens is responsible for designing a broad variety of buildings, ranging from The Cenotaph at Whitehall and the Viceroy’s house in New Delhi to the Gerrards Cross Memorial building, not to mention a number of highly regarded country houses throughout the UK.
His style is celebrated for its emphasis on craftsmanship and traditionally simple lines and his legacy is enduring, still inspiring architects in their designs today.
One such example is Dene House on Westfield Road in Beaconsfield, which with its clean lines, generous proportions and use of traditional materials emulates Lutyens’ style.
The accommodation is extremely versatile making it ideal for formal entertaining as well as a more informal family lifestyle. It includes a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, three reception rooms and a study on the ground floor; with seven bedrooms and six bath/shower rooms on the first and second floors.
Outside, the half acre plot is enviably located just over half a mile from the shops and transport facilities of Beaconsfield New Town.Yet, the seclusion of the gardens create the false impression of being more isolated. As a result, this is a very private home.
Chris Moorhouse, head of Savills in Beaconsfield, said:“Dene House is a really fantastic forever family home.The proximity of Beaconsfield New Town with its superb train link into London Marylebone from 23 minutes; some of the most highly regarded schools in the country including traditional grammar schools and the private Davenies school for boys and High March for girls; shops, cafes and restaurants; makes this a highly desirable prospect for a wide range of buyer.
“Indeed, with the prospect of 20% house price growth by 2021 (although this is likely to be fairly flat over the next couple of years), it presents a wonderful investment opportunity for those buyers prepared to take a longer-term view.This is particularly relevant for buyers moving out of London where the value gap between the capital and the commuter zone has become increasingly pronounced in recent times.”
Dene House has seven bedrooms, six bath/shower rooms, three reception rooms, study, kitchen/ breakfast room, utility room, detached double garage, driveway, front and rear gardens.
PRIVATE SETTING: The half acre plot makes the property feel very secluded, even though it is only just over half a mile away from Beaconsfield New Town.