A 90s house that looks like it has been there for centuries, nestled within the walls of an 18th century vegetable patch with mesmerizingly beautiful gardens
The ’90s were a questionable style era, but luckily for this property, it came out of the decade unscathed.
Built in the late 90s, The Garden House is a stunning feat of architectural style that transcends time. Currently on the market via Knight Frank at a guide price of £ 1.5million, the house – as its name suggests – is located on the grounds of the old walled vegetable garden of Flore House.
Built by architect Tad Dobraszczyk in the style of an 18th-century shed, the stunning property features brick arches over double patio doors and windows, which face north and south and help flood the property of natural light throughout the day.
The facade is an aesthetically pleasing display of the balance between doors and windows – and it doesn’t end there.
Inside, the nearly 30-foot living room takes center stage and is a real spectacle. With large windows flanked by each wall and a Louis XVI marble fireplace set on a slate hearth, this is truly the heart of the house.
Double doors lead from the living room to the study, which enjoys a fantastic view of the garden and the central water feature.
The fluidity of the space on the ground floor is enhanced thanks to communicating doors between each room, as well as access through the main reception hall.
A dining room and lounge (with a 19th century French pine and gesso fireplace) precede the kitchen / breakfast room and utility room.
Access to the second floor is via a curved, cantilevered Portland stone staircase with an elegant brass and cast iron banister. The landing above has natural light, thanks to a domed cupola above – a touch of elegance and grandeur.
Upstairs are five bedrooms, including the master suite which has, you guessed it, dual aspect windows, a walk-in closet and a private bathroom. Two of the remaining bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and a family-style bathroom serves the middle bedrooms.
Accommodation is complemented by an internal one-bedroom apartment, with a kitchen and living room.
Outside the parish church is the backdrop of the garden which beautifully frames the pristine park.
Among the manicured lawns, decorative hedges, established rose garden, shrubs, flowers, canal-style water feature and paved terrace is a 19th-century Scandinavian-style summer house, as well as garages , a workshop and a garden store.
Flora: What you need to know
Site: In West Northamptonshire, just 7 miles from Northampton and approximately 24 miles from Milton Keynes.
Atmosphere: The small village is well equipped with local amenities and is home to a church and chapel, pub, post office, farm shop and primary school.
Things to do: There are a number of golf courses in the area, as well as other shops and amenities in Daventry and Northampton. For even more choices, head to Milton Keynes, home to Europe’s largest indoor shopping center. There are racetracks at Towcester and Warwick, as well as sailing and fishing opportunities at Draycote Water.
Schools: Flore Church of England Primary School is the local primary school, and Campion and Bugbrooke School are located in the local catchment area. There are also a number of private schools, including Spratton Room, Bilton Grange and Maidwell Preparatory Schools, Stowe, Rugby and Oundle School. Northampton High School for Boys and Girls is also nearby.