Lofty Living

Published on 1 June 2021
Featured by Christie's Hunt Estates

This mansion - and yes, mansion surely is the only way to describe such a vast residence - set upon an elevated position in Grouville with views across vast swathes of green agricultural land and out into the sea beyond is an impressive sight, architecturally inspired by Palladian design and constructed using local pink granite - yet it’s relatively young, being constructed just 28 years ago, in 1993.

This mansion - and yes, mansion surely is the only way to describe such a vast residence - set upon an elevated position in Grouville with views across vast swathes of green agricultural land and out into the sea beyond is an impressive sight, architecturally inspired by Palladian design and constructed using local pink granite - yet it’s relatively young, being constructed just 28 years ago, in 1993. With ample space for even the largest of families, plus room for staff and visitors, you’ll be taken aback by the sheer presence of the building as you approach down the tree-lined driveway that leads right up to the main entrance in the heart of this luxurious home. Generously-sized outdoor areas laid to lawn frame the C-shaped main building, which forms a courtyard area complete with circular fountain at its centre as you proceed to the front door. It truly is a sight to behold. Overall, the grounds span in excess of eleven acres with the house itself set over three floors and boasting eight bedrooms (with the two guest suites benefiting from their own sitting rooms and kitchenettes), eight bathrooms and a multitude of other rooms including a library, office, boardroom, conservatory, billiard rooms, formal dining and drawing rooms and a separate folly with its own garage and staff accommodation, as well as more parking than even the most socially-active of people could wish for. Having said that, the sheer amount of land will also afford its new owner an incredible amount of privacy, should they like to keep themselves to themselves. On the subject of parking, there is also extensive additional garaging suitable for housing four to six cars, which would lend itself perfectly to a collection of vehicles, whether your interest lies in vintage, classic or modern marques. High ceilings are the order of the day throughout, creating open, airy spaces highlighted with traditionally inspired architectural features. It’s a property with undoubtable presence that has been built and maintained to an impressively high standard. Taking high ceilings - quite literally - to a new level, the vast entrance hall features a double-height ceiling and Italian marble floor set against hand-crafted mahogany staircases that wind their way upwards to the first floor. Mahogany features throughout, from balustrades and skirting boards to doors, bespoke display cabinets and a grand mahogany dining table. With a subtle change of hue from room to room, Italian marble has also been used extensively in each of the bathrooms and in the fireplaces. If you don’t feel like taking the stairs when roaming between the three floors, a centrally-located lift will whisk you up and down as you wish, enabling you to move effortlessly between the balconies that overlook the grounds, recreational areas and living areas. Why not relax in the pool and take in the bespoke, hand-painted tiles depicting an Italian countryscape beneath the pine panelled roof set high above? Bliss. It almost goes without saying that, in a property of this type, you can expect computerised heating and air conditioning as well as electrically-operated curtains in the principal rooms, as well as security and extensive telephone systems installed throughout. A treat for those looking for privacy, yet space to relax or entertain without the restrictions of space or upsetting the neighbours, this classically-styled property is on the market with Christie’s Hunt Estates and ready to become somebody’s new home.

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