The luxury of having nature on the doorstep. There is much to be said for it. Whether that is Living within close proximity to a glorious park – also conveniently within minutes of the capital, or living amongst sprawling woodland deep in the Surrey hills. Here are two contrasting ‘contemporary’ homes which benefit from their location.


On the edge of the capital: An Award Winning Detached House Moments from Richmond Park

Richstone Properties’ latest home, Langdale House, is located just a few minutes’ stroll from deer-inhabited Richmond Park – offering new owners almost 2,500 acres of parkland to explore.

Richstone's Langdale House is just moments from Richmond Park

Priced at £10.25m Richstone’s Langdale House is just moments from Richmond Park

Aficionados of ‘classic contemporary’ living, the boutique developer has stepped up to the mark with this 6-bedroom detached family home, complete with self-contained studio and integral garage, situated in a quarter acre plot on tree-lined Roehampton Gate.

Langdale House, with its Belgian blue stone portico and window surrounds, sits securely behind a double entrance driveway accessed by two pairs of wrought iron electronic gates. The landscaped rear gardens have their own automatic irrigation system, guaranteeing all the mature planting and lawns stay in pristine condition all year round.

Lofty ceiling heights on every level combined with oversized custom-made sash windows throughout create a light filled interior.

From home cinema to wine cellar – all the trappings are here

The kitchen/family room with handcrafted tulipwood cabinetry

The kitchen/family room with handcrafted tulipwood cabinetry

Stand out features include a  entrance hall with bespoke solid oak curved staircase, a  1000sqft+ kitchen/family room with handcrafted tulipwood cabinetry, and a 880 sqft master suite (pictured) with 2 dressing rooms, sitting area and an en-suite Italian marble bathroom. The lower ground floor features a home cinema and games room, fully-equipped gym, temperature controlled wine cellar and a second kitchen designed for volume catering. There is also a spacious study on the ground floor with large floor to ceiling windows.

Never to be outdone when it comes to specification, a Lutron Homeworks QS lighting control system, 8-zone music system, and the latest advanced Banham security system including video and door entry head up Richstone’s comprehensive list. These are swiftly followed by solar thermal panels, air source heat pump, comfort cooling and a smart heating system that can be controlled over the internet.

The interior designers at Richstone have juxtaposed antique furnishings and lighting with contemporary artwork to complement and enhance this home.

The local Roehampton neighbourhood has the much desired combination of chic urban living surrounded by country-style rural charm. With 2,500 acres of protected Royal Parkland on its doorstep, nearby Barnes Village offers both pretty gastro pubs, independent cafes, studio cinema and restaurants.

Priced at £10.25m, Langdale House is now available for viewing. For details call Lindsey Eden at Richstone on 07734 996044

Also available through Sotheby and Knight Frank’s local offices


A contemporary Huf Haus home with outstanding views at Holmbury St Mary, near Dorking, Surrey

A contemporary Huf Haus home with outstanding views at Holmbury St Mary, near Dorking, Surrey

Enjoying the luxury of nature on the doorstep: A Surrey hills countryside alternative

For those searching for contemporary living, much deeper into the countryside might consider this Huf Haus home at Holmbury St Mary currently on the market with Savills. Built in 2009, Pasturewood House is an Architect-designed innovative timber-framed and energy-efficient Huf Haus. The property offers 3284 sq ft of light-filled open plan living space and a luxury contemporary finish. 

Pasturewood House is set in one acre

Pasturewood House is set in one acre

Set in one acre, this four bedroom property may boast a high specification, extreme energy efficiency and German engineering, but perhaps its most impressive selling point is the location. Pasturewood House occupies an enviable location in the heart of the Surrey Hills, close to the summit of Leith Hill. Savills describe the southerly views as ‘breathtaking’.

Guide price £2,850,000 – full details are available HERE

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