Mather Road, Beaconsfield
This stunning home is a rare example of a new build that captures the look and feel of a grand character home – all while showcasing the latest in modern luxury and functionality.
It boasts five-star energy efficiency and is a true 'lock-and-leave' that is surrounded by high limestone walls and does not require the arduous upkeep of an older home.
Designed to provide wonderful spaces to entertain, it has voluminous open plan living areas with elegant archways that make each space feel intimate. The living areas and kitchen wrap around a north-facing alfresco courtyard, which has the rustic charm of the Spanish countryside and is complete with a roaring fire. Constructed by a traditionally-trained craftsman, this spectacular fireplace has a 4.6m high chimney demonstrating five elaborate (and near-extinct!) brickwork styles that are seldom seen these days, let alone together in a near-new piece of work. It is an impressive place to barbecue meat and tapas to perfection.
The high-impact design is grand yet understated, with generous proportions, exquisite natural light, soaring high ceilings and the stylish points of intrigue that Sam Martin Building Design is renowned for.
Structural Engineer: Burdett & Associates
Builder: Positiva Building
Photographer: Greg Hocking