Firefly is an outstanding representation of an Arts and Crafts Home, designed by award winning architects and now transformed with a boutique interior, into a 21st century residence of exceptional quality.
The gated approach onto a gravel driveway and manicured frontage presents the characterful façade of this property. Inside, the property has the feel of a luxury boutique hotel; the grand reception hall is immediately welcoming, with a new sweeping staircase and balustrade, giving access to the generous principal living accommodation, designed to make the most of the exceptional south-facing grounds.
The elegant ground floor has six flexible reception rooms plus the kitchen/breakfast room. Particularly spectacular, is the drawing room, complete with Louis XV fireplace; bathed in natural light from the pavilion style doors that open onto the south-facing terrace and gardens. There is a library, formal dining room and two further reception rooms currently used as a playroom and a cinema room.
The light-filled kitchen, designed by Tom Howley and featured in House and Garden magazine, has many features including an electric AGA, built-in appliances, polished chrome handles, a large central island with granite work surfaces and pantry storage. Perfect for the modern family or entertaining, this amazing space opens onto the sun terrace and grounds. A cloakroom, boot room and large utility room complete the ground floor accommodation.
Rising to the first floor, there are five luxurious bedrooms; the main bedroom suite features a dressing area, bespoke built in wardrobes, and en suite bathroom. The guest suite has an en suite shower room, with the three further bedrooms being serviced by a family bathroom. Each high-specification bathroom has been individually designed. From the galleried landing, there is a superb rear sun terrace balcony with breathtaking views.
The modern finish and meticulous attention to detail is apparent throughout. With new sash windows, glorious ceiling height, detailed cornicing and ceiling roses, panelling, underfloor heating, wooden flooring, Lutron lighting, period column radiators and integrated speakers.
Beaconsfield New Town is only half a mile's walk and a 23 minute fast train to London Marylebone. The local area benefits from excellent schooling for all ages including High March, a private girls’ preparatory school within walking distance and Davenies boys’ preparatory school. Several highly regarded private, state and secondary grammar schools are also within easy reach. Beaconsfield New and Old Towns offer a wealth of eateries, shopping, leisure and sporting facilities. These include a David Lloyd Health Club in Wooburn Green, private gyms and golf courses nearby.
Approached via a gated carriage driveway, the house sits on a level plot of around half an acre. The gravelled driveway with ample parking is wonderfully private, surrounded by trees and foliage. To the side and rear, the established south facing landscaped gardens are a spectacular feature. From the rear terrace, providing multiple seating and entertainment options, the sweeping lawns with central path leads to the tennis court, framed with an array of mature trees and shrubs providing a high degree of privacy. The tennis court itself sits behind box hedging for optimum screening.
• Planning permission in place to create two further attic bedrooms, swimming pool and detached pool house/gym
• Buckinghamshire Council Planning reference: 15/01138/FUL
• Scope to create a new double garage/convert the existing garage into additional living space; subject to the necessary consents.