The Astor – Once in a lifetime home

Once in a lifetime, along comes an opportunity that is too good to miss. A home designed with painstaking attention to detail and equipped with every conceivable luxury. It is a home that blends the traditional with state of the art design.  A breathtaking living space rarely found outside of Central London, yet only 30 miles away.  Some houses are destined to be great and some have greatness thrust upon them. The Astor is such a house and by right joins the pantheon of unique country houses.  Situated at the end of a long carriage and private driveway, in the heart of an oasis of rural charm, is a well-kept secret.  Who would imagine that hidden away in this beautiful countryside idyll is an opportunity to acquire a new home that rewrites the definition of luxury, style and elegance.

Nestling close to the banks of the River Thames, this 11,420 sq ft home is a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a truly unique property that merges rural living with state of the art, contemporary style.  Surrounded by high walls, double automatic gates open via a security entry system onto a beautiful courtyard.  A carriage style driveway sweeps around a central island, flanked by two large barns.  Ahead is the main residence itself. The Astor.

Oak front doors open onto a breathtaking central atrium.  A contemporary steel and glass staircase rises to a galleried music /sitting room and then up to a bar that is perched like an eyrie high in the roof. The Astor has far reaching views across the meadows to the river.

The stunning and beautiful framework of the original timbers radiate from a central apex in a burst of style and glamour that continues through to every element of the home. Cream porcelain floors draw you into a minimalist nirvana. From the spiral wine cellar to the latest Miele appliances in the über chic and ultra exclusive Warendorf kitchen. From the His and Her en-suite to the private owner’s gymnasium and sauna. From the home cinema to the walnut doors.  Each element has been selected to blend character and style into a sophisticated fusion of old and new. The Astor is a striking home in every detail.

The living space comprises a central entertainment hub surrounded by the kitchen and six bedrooms, each with en suite bathrooms that feature the latest Villeroy and Bosch fittings. Full height windows look out onto the manicured gardens and the meadows flanking the River Thames beyond.

Outside two converted cart sheds provide garaging for a number of vehicles and storage / workshop space.

This property is marketed by Hampton’s International.