More is more: Largest stately home to be built in Britain in 100 years is inspired by The Great Gatsby |
The largest stately home for 100 years, named St John’s House, is set to be built on a £20 million plot of land currently being sold through Sotheby’s International Realty. The 60-acre space at the center of the Oxfordshire countryside presently remains private parkland, situated on the edge of the idyllic Cotswolds village of Ramsden. The estate is expected to boast a glorious view over the surrounding greenery as well as landscaped gardens. Once the building is completed, the estate is estimated to be worth in excess of £100 million.
- St John’s House offers the opportunity to build the largest new Palladian home in the UK for over 100 years
- The result of a 24-year planning journey
- A once in a lifetime opportunity to build a classical masterpiece, South-west facing, with outstanding views over the Cotswolds Area of
- Outstanding Natural Beauty
- Located in a Golden Triangle between the Cornbury Estate, Blenheim Palace, and the Glympton Estate
- 60 acres of parkland with full, detailed Planning Consent for a 68,000 Sq.Ft house.
- Indoor pool, spa, sauna, steam, gym, bowling alley and prep-kitchen
- Roof gardens / helicopter landing
- circa 7.000 sq ft. of ancillary accommodation comprising self-contained guest gazebo, 2 gate houses, guest lodge.
The 6,000 sq.ft principal suite (or twin principal suites if you prefer), occupies the entire top floor.
The first floor offers nine family and guest suites together with a grand study, positioned between the featured Palladian pillars.
The ‘Piano Nobile’ has been designed for entertaining splendor with exceptional (15 ft) ceiling heights and enormous entertaining spaces. From the formal dining room, a glazed link leads to the music room on the west wing; while the east wing leads from the formal living room to a games room galleried above the Orangery, with full height glazing providing views over the secret garden and outdoor pool.
Opening onto the terrace walks, the family level provides the perfect blend of comfort and elegance. With a luxurious kitchen / informal dining room, utility, staff room and vast living spaces; it boasts a viewing room that opens onto your private museum beneath the entrance courtyard. This climate-controlled exhibition area is protected from direct sunlight, and is a safe and secure sanctuary for the display of priceless art, classic cars (up to 50 can be displayed), sculpture and antiquities.
St Johns House offers the ultimate in world-class entertaining, with the ballroom level – inspired by The Great Gatsby – providing a grand reception room, private dining, professional ‘event’ kitchen, bar, private cinema and extensive wine room. The eleven double-height arches open from the ballroom onto the secluded and secure grotto, designed for large-scale outdoor entertaining to provide your guests with the most spectacular uninterrupted landscape and sunset views across the Cotswolds AONB to the Chiltern Hills some 30 miles away.
The ballroom’s mezzanine level provides dedicated, extensive leisure facilities, with an indoor pool, gym, spa, steam, sauna, bowling alley and a preparation kitchen located above the full service ‘event’ kitchen
For further leisure enjoyment, there is an outdoor pool and tennis court, along with endless pathways that meander through the numerous gardens and grounds that form part of the detailed planning consents.
Offering unlimited configuration and security options, zero-carbon [!], an ease of maintenance that only a newly built house can provide, St John’s House offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
STAMP DUTY TO PAY: £3,313,750.00 | Effective Rate: 16.6%