Love in chewton mendip

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This incredible property set in the idyllic Somerset countryside is a historic stone cottage attached to a striking and substantial s Modernist house. Extending to a total of over 3, sq ft and with six bedrooms and two reception rooms, it could potentially be utilised as either one or two properties.

The property has been in the same family since the s and is now in need of some refurbishment, as has been reflected in the asking price.

Love in chewton mendip

The property can be found along a quiet country lane opposite woodland on the Waldegrave Estate, two miles from the attractive village of Chewton Mendip and just four miles from the cathedral city of Wells. This part of the house incorporates a spectacular living space, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. A dining room then le to a kitchen, deed in geometric style. As many of the spaces were originally deed for a wheelchair user, they feature wide doorways and level surfaces.

Floor to ceiling glazing throughout this section offers a wonderful outlook onto the surrounding gardens and countryside and there is underfloor heating throughout. There is double glazing but it has now been in place for some time and would benefit from updating.

The south-east facing house is surrounded by gardens, some of which are sloped and some of which are level. There is also an enclosed terrace at the rear with a rectilinear pond.

Love in chewton mendip

The terrace de, and the choice of plantings, reflect the Modernist architecture and could be restored to quite impressive effect. There is a double carport at the entrance to the main house and a double garage beside the cottage. The de was created for two Bristol University academics who were passionate about Modern architecture and wanted to transform their stone cottage into something more appropriate for the late 20 th century.

Inthey commissioned a young, forward-thinking Bristol-based architect, Ray Moxley, to de a glass box sitting on a cantilevered concrete deck. The extension was constructed from pre-fabricated modules made off-site and bolted into place. At the end of the decade, they commissioned Robert and Tim Organ to de a further extension, the most notable part of which is the tetradecagonic kitchen.

The historic village of Chewton Mendip is notable for its charming vernacular limestone buildings.

Love in chewton mendip

Just four miles away is Wells which, despite its small size, is known across the world for its impressive cathedral. It is also renowned for its schools Wells Cathedral School in particular and the beauty of the surrounding countryside including the Somerset Levels, Quantocks and of course Mendip Hills. Wells also offers a good range of shops, restaurants, cafes and other services. The city of Bath a World Heritage Site is just twenty minutes drive by car and Bristol is twenty five minutes. Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded.

The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor. In his acclaimed autobiographical book about life in rural Wales, The Garden in the Cloudsthe writer Antony Woodward talks about his upbringing at this house in Chewton Mendip, which was commissioned by his parents:. My father devised a contemporary solution.

Modules precision-machined off-site by Vic Hallam, the Nottinghamshire company made famous by its pre-fabricated classrooms, were bolted to a pre-formed, cantilevered concrete deck. These were furnished accordingly: razor-edged steel-and glass coffee table, brick-hard, angle-iron and foam-rubber Hille sofas, Ercol bentwood table and chairs… And Love in chewton mendip Modernism made its brazen progress from Bauhaus Germany, via New York, to our ancient Mendip lane. Nothing like it had been seen before in rural Somerset…. I ran my hand along one of the smooth, shapely branches.

After thirty years the trees were sculptural, contributing a calming, vaguely Japanese air to the space that set off the severity of the square brutalist concrete pond and the glass and cedar of the house. During the Modernist years, my father had maintained the pond with its floor of raked pea shingle, in a state of stark clinical perfection, washing it clean of algae several times a summer so the water never clouded.

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