London’s most prestigious street, The Bishops Avenue, is home to two newly constructed beautifully designed, substantial family homes, Huxley House and Wickham House. Discreetly situated well back from the road in beautifully landscaped, leafy, gated grounds with private access, these properties are among the most desirable on the market today.
Huxley House and Wickham House each has a unique architectural style inspired by mansions of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries and a commensurate size and scale; while internally the houses represent the epitome of modern living, including extensive spa and entertainment suites alongside more traditional luxury features.
With details such as marquetry, advanced technological features and exquisite interior design, the homes await discerning buyers.
Huxley House and Wickham House
With approximate gross internal areas in excess of 14,530 sq ft (13,500 sq m) and spanning four storeys all accessed by an internal lift, Huxley House and Wickham House are generously proportioned, with a grandeur which befits their imposing, elegant and classic façades. But while the scale of the two storey galleried entrance halls, five reception rooms and seven en suite bedrooms is typical of the grand houses of the Victorian period, these homes benefit from substantial additional facilities including a cinema, club room, fitness suite, pool and car lift.
The interior architects have skilfully optimised natural light to create bright, fresh rooms which connect seamlessly with the landscaped grounds. The double aspect drawing room, the family room and breakfast room each have glazed French doors which lead onto the stone patio and gardens beyond; while the master bedroom suite benefits from a balcony approximately 22 ft (7m) in length, again offering further views of the exquisite landscaped exterior.
All first floor bedroom suites feature dressing rooms and en suite bathrooms, furnished with honed Italian marble floor, high gloss lacquered Italian tabu veneer joinery, bespoke fitted stone vanity unit and feature stone basins.
The opulence and elegance of the three upper storeys continues in the entertainment suite. The extensive spa and fitness facilities include a glass mosaic pool and separate spa pool, a marble clad ice chute, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi and a treatment room. Dark marble surfaces and an abundance of intricate ceiling lights evocative of a clear sky at night create the ultimate environment for relaxation.
A clubroom with marble clad bar and external courtyard, and a 37 ft (11m) cinema guarantees impressive evening entertainment.
Audio and data facilities are provided throughout the house and include a Crestron multi‐room audio system with speakers throughout and an integrated audio visual system. Dimmable, scene setting lighting, security features, window opening and heating can be controlled both centrally and remotely.
In addition to CCTV, a concierge service is provided from Monday to Friday.
Huxley House is an imposing double-fronted home in the Victorian style, built in red brick with contrasting stone detail, and featuring a grand stone portico to front door.
Wickham House contrasts sharply in style, drawing its design inspiration from the eighteenth century: a Dutch gable frames the front door and inspires other details such as oriel and ‘port-hole’ windows – a fashion of the time which has an enduring quality.
Both houses feature hardwood double-glazed windows, stone steps leading to the front door, and stone terraces to the rear garden. The landscaped gardens include many original, mature trees including hazel, oak, willow and apple.
Internally, the grandeur is maintained in sweeping marble-clad staircases, stained oak Versailles panel timber flooring, honed Italian marble floors with intricate marble patterning, and stunning crystal pendant lighting.
Modern luxury is present in the Miele kitchens, Imperial velvet carpets with extra thick underlay, fitted custom designed display joinery with concealed LED lighting, feature uplighters and underfloor heating.
In these stunning homes, the grandeur of centuries past sits comfortably with the most desirable of modern features.
The homes provide such connectivity to the natural landscape, both within the demise itself and beyond, that the close proximity to central London is almost beyond belief.
The grounds are a genuine oasis of calm. Those of Huxley House lie east / south, providing a sunny garden and the ideal opportunity for breakfast on the terrace.
Wickham House, in contrast, has gardens to the west and north, offering beautiful natural light and the perfect situation for an evening barbeque in the sun.
Both house feature impressive in / out driveways with ample capacity for off-street parking and gardens benefit from external lighting with power and water supplies.