From its beautiful bespoke kitchen to its American white oak door architrave, staircase and built in library, every inch of Graftonville has been carefully considered by the architect and present owners. The couple had the unique, contemporary home designed and built to their exact specifications, ensuring everything was completed to the highest quality and that the interior finish was immaculate.
“The site was a bungalow sitting on two plots, but it was removed and the new house was built on the site and completed in 2014."
The owners were attracted by the large plot site and the potential of building a house that could incorporate the garden views from within the house. The Camberley location did attract the owners to the easy access of the M3 and M4.”
A CLEAR VIEW
From the outset, the owners were clear about the style their new home was to have. They wanted it to have an air of simplicity and understated quality. The design was for a contemporary building that had a bit of the old world in the mix. We wanted to be able to walk in through the front door, and allow a view of the garden on entering the hallway. Now, as you walk in, you look down the wide corridor and out through the French doors on to the expanse of the garden.
INSIDE AND OUT
The whole house has been designed to open up beautifully on to a granite entertaining terrace that runs along the whole width of the house and the immaculate lawn beyond. In the summer months, both the drawing and dining room have French doors onto the terrace and the garden. Bi-folding doors across the whole width of the family area and the kitchen can also be pulled back to allow greater exposure of the terrace and the garden. This house is ideally suited for both winter and summer entertaining. The architect designed the whole of the ground floor to include an entrance hall, reception rooms and kitchen with family area to have glass panels with French doors and bi-folding door to provide natural light and clear views of the rear garden from all rooms and allow access to the terrace from each room. On entry the entrance hall is full if natural light and one can have a clear view of the garden as well as access to the rear terrace.
In addition to the sumptuous drawing and dining room area as well as the magnificent kitchen and family sitting area, there is a library with American white oak shelving, and all three areas are ideal for entertaining and to look out onto the garden. The ground floor consists of a drawing room, dining room, family area, study, two cloakrooms and utility area. The whole of the ground floor has underfloor heating. Upstairs, Graftonville has four large double bedrooms two of which have an en suite bathroom and one family bathroom. The magnificent and large master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and dressing room, The two en suite bathrooms and one family bathroom and the dressing room have underfloor heating and heated towel rails. The rest of the first floor has radiators for heating purposes. All the bathrooms have been fitted to a high specification, with wall mounted Swiss and German sanitary ware that complements the clean lines of the rest of the house.
Every room in Graftonville is filled with natural light. The sense of space is enhanced by the minimal décor, neutral walls and light flooring, and much of the ground floor has been laid with large, off white porcelain tiles. “We had a bespoke Italian kitchen fitted, with Siemens appliances and quartz work surfaces. We tend to live in this part of the house, as there is a large island, with a breakfast bar, and lots of space for comfortable seating in the family area.” When they have guests, they entertain in the expansive reception room, where there is a more formal dining area and the large drawing room space. “This house is ideal for entertaining, we have room for a long dining table, which can seat up to 10 people.”
A number of special touches have been brought to Graftonville: all the main reception rooms have hidden wiring for a music system and the large drive has been designed to accommodate up to nine cars or more.
Setting The Scene
The grounds at Graftonville have been carefully landscaped and now complement the house beautifully. To the front there is a gravel driveway and double garage.
There is gated access to both sides of the house leading to the landscaped rear garden, which faces south west.
There is a substantial granite terrace behind the house. The garden features flowerbeds and a variety of trees and shrub borders. There is a brick built store room with full light and power, and an attached brick built log store.
What's Nearby ()
Graftonville is excellently positioned for easy access to the A30, M3 and M25. There is a rail services to Waterloo from Camberley and two nearby towns of Sunningdale and Farnborough. Camberley Town Centre is a two minute drive offering comprehensive range of shops, restaurants and recreational facilities.
Within Easy Reach
Camberley is an affluent town in Surrey, 31 miles (50 km) southwest of central London, between the M3 and M4 motorways. The town is situated in the far west of the county, close to the borders of Hampshire and Berkshire; the boundaries intersect on the western edge of the town where all three counties converge on the A30 national route.
From Camberley Train Station, turn left on to Pembroke Broadway. At the roundabout take 3rd exit on to Pembroke Broadway. At the roundabout take 2nd exit on to Portesbery Road. At the roundabout take 1st exit on to Knoll Road. At the roundabout take 2nd exit on to Knoll Road. At the traffic lights turn right on to A30 (London Road), at the roundabout take 4th exit to A30 (London Road) turn left after approximately 200m to arrive at the property.