Gallery House, Sutton Courtenay
5,645 Sq ft / 524 Sq m
Gallery House, Church Street, Sutton Courtenay
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4NJ
A modernist masterpiece, in a tucked away in a private position within this vibrant village
4 Reception Rooms
Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas
Gas fired central heating
Underfloor heating downstairs
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ABOUT THIS AREA
Sutton Courtenay is one of South Oxfordshire’s most highly regarded and sought after locations. A pretty village with a stunning green and many period and thatched properties; there is a real sense of community. This is very much a village which retains the best qualities of traditional village life. Perched on the banks of the River Thames, there are three pubs to choose from, a village shop, post office and a garage. Commuting to London or Oxford couldn’t be easier. Gallery House is exceptionally well placed, with Didcot Parkway Station only 4.1 miles away and trains to London Paddington from 37 minutes. The closest town is Abingdon which sits in a desirable position on the River Thames and includes a stunning market square and attractive architecture, such as the County Hall, built from Oxfordshire Limestone and believed to be designed by Sir Christopher Wren. This is market town living at its finest. Oxford itself is just over 10 miles away. Bordered by the rolling Chilterns on one side and the magnificent Berkshire Downs on the other, the surrounding countryside is idyllic with inexhaustible options for lovers of the outdoors, with highlights being the River Thames and Wittenham Clumps. There is a wide and excellent choice of both state and private schools, including a Primary School within Sutton Courtenay.
Gallery House, Sutton CourtenayAbout this home
HOUSE & GARDENS
Built by the current owners in 2009, Gallery House is a modernist masterpiece, designed by the renowned Andrew Herring. Tucked away in a private position within this highly sought after South Oxfordshire village, Gallery House really is an oasis of calm and tranquillity – a peaceful escape from the outside world. A labour of love, the end result is hugely gratifying and indulgent in the best possible way. With influences taken from California and the far East, there is a stunning flow between open spaces and an abundance of light, with large areas of glazing and double height ceilings. The polished concrete flooring ties the different areas together seamlessly and the use of water, both inside and out make this truly special house a peaceful and Zen-like retreat.
A magnificent sense of open space and light, with several different views to the outside from almost all parts of this cleverly designed house, the owners were keen to create a space that not only flows seamlessly, but one where they would use all of the rooms within. The indoor swimming pool is a significant feature of the house and the first thing you see behind a large glazed wall on entry through the front door. Stylishly set in black tiles, and surrounded by York stone, this internal body of water metaphorically links the internal spaces to the outside ponds. The seamless flow between the inside and outside spaces is a real feature of this incredible house. The gardens have been designed around the concept of wild and the end result is a private and peaceful oasis – a glorious disconnect to the outside world. As with houses that have been built by the occupants for themselves, the quality of finish and specification is very high. This includes a beautiful Bulthaup kitchen with Gaggenau ovens, as well as high end and beautiful bathroom suites. There are three bedroom suites, however, the gym and connecting bathroom could also be used as a fourth bedroom. Built with high levels of insulation, with underfloor heating on the ground floor, this is an efficient house to run. There are three gas fires, which add further to the aesthetics of this remarkable house, but are certainly not required from a heating perspective. Eco credentials are further enhanced with the three sloping green ‘living’ roofs, which take little maintenance, and again tie the house into the garden and the surrounding area. There is plenty of storage space which has been cleverly built into the design of the house.
5,645 Sq ft / 524 Sq m
Learn more about the house & area with your local expert, Andrew.
Andrew is based in Oxfordshire, having previously worked in Mayfair, where he handled the sale of properties across the home counties for Strutt & Parker. In 2017, he moved to Oxfordshire with his young family and oversees the sale of some of the most beautiful homes in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. In 2020, Andrew co-founded The Country House Department with Ben Bentley.