The site is accessed from the land via sliding electronic gates opening onto a block-paved driveway. The front door is discretely positioned and opens into a hallway beside the staircase giving access to the property’s four floors.
The main living space takes the form of a dramatic single room. Whilst
it is a substantial space, it is cleverly divided by partitions into a series
of “rooms”, each with their own particular style. They include relaxed
and more formal sitting areas, a dining room and kitchen. The emphasis
is on simplicity of form and function and extensive glazed sections provide excellent light and access to far reaching views.
The fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality and the technological
hub is in a room linking the living space with the gardens.
The fully integrated technology includes keyless doors, some with fingerprint recognition, an audio/visual system supporting various
satellite feeds, lutron lighting both mechanical and natural climate control.
A second staircase leads to the leisure section, the focal point of which
is a fully equipped sports bar with fridges, seating and three TV screens.
The bar overlooks an open hall used for indoor games such as cricket, badminton and football. Parallel to the sports hall is a stunning indoor
pool with a steam room, jacuzzi and changing rooms, and a gym.
The bedroom accommodation is split between a family area and two guest suites. The family area comprises the master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, plus two further bedrooms with ensuite and has additional seating and sits within the tower from which there are excellent views.
Staff apartments and offices
The staff apartment has independent access and opens onto a central below-ground courtyard. A part-glazed link provides additional garaging
and a covered walkway to the main garage block and workshop. The studio/office are beyond and offer excellent, versatile space.
Steppingstone sits in attractive gardens and grounds framed by mature hedges. Again the emphasis has been on leisure with a 3g surfaced football pitch and a zip-wire. The top of the house is used as a helipad and behind are raised vegetable plots.