3D VIRTUAL VIEWING AVAILABLE. A beautiful and distinctive 7 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached house of almost 7,000sq/ft, with indoor swimming pool /gymnasium complex and delightfully secluded gardens. Situated in the highly prized Harrow on the Hill Conservation Area, this unique historic home was designed and built around 1897-1900 by renowned architect Arnold Mitchell and is Grade II Listed in recognition of its architectural importance. An impressive and truly versatile family home that will suit the needs and lifestyle of a family who will embrace and enjoy both its traditional qualities and modern additions.
The house and grounds provide a high degree of privacy and The Orchard reveals a surprisingly indulgent and well preserved interior displaying the finest craftsmanship of the Arts & Crafts period. Intricate detailing abounds throughout the original house, notably within the oak-panelled entrance and principal living rooms. Other unique features include the moulded plaster ceilings and friezes, reclaimed oak panelling, valuable William de Morgan hand-made tiles, intricate "Art Nouveau" door furniture and a delightful alcove window and snug in main living room.
The quality of design and caring approach to preservation pursued by the present long-term owners is evident throughout and the house provides wonderful spaces for entertaining and an elevated position affording far-reaching views from the upper floors. The sheltered South-Westerly gardens fall gently away from the house, overlooked by a splendid flagstone terrace and there is parking for up to 4 vehicles behind the gated entrance with turntable. A later extension contains the fabulous indoor swimming pool/gymnasium complex and bespoke painted kitchen/breakfast/casual living space, adding a contemporary twist to this desirable home which must be viewed to appreciate all it offers.
Harrow on the Hill is a desirable area which is perhaps London’s forgotten village, combining the convenience of a fast commute to Central London with a wonderful centuries old atmosphere and delightful architecture protected by Conservation Area status. The historic High Street is in part dominated by the impressive buildings of Harrow School, from where many London landmarks are clearly visible.
There are many excellent church, state and private schools close at hand including Orley Farm Prepatory School for Boys & Girls, The John Lyon School for Boys and St Dominics Sixth Form College within easy walking distance, plus Northwood College and St Helens Schools for girls not far away. The village High Street with its independent coffee shops, cocktail bars and restaurants mean there is little reason to venture away, but Harrow town centre at the foot of the Hill provides for every practical need with 2 covered shopping centres, a choice of major supermarkets and a multi-screen Vue Cinema.
There are also parks, golf courses and open spaces in the vicinity plus easy access to the major road network (M40/M25/M1), Home Counties and all London airports (Heathrow - 10 miles). A choice of Metropolitan, Chiltern, Piccadilly and Main Line stations all within 1/2 a mile help make this an uncommonly well connected part of London and an excellent lifestyle choice.
17'3 (5.26) into bay x 10'6 (3.20)
28'10 (8.76) to bay x 18'8 (5.69)
20'10 (6.35) max x 12'10 (3.91) to bay
19'9 (6.02) max x 13'7 (4.14) max
Bespoke Fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room
31'2 (9.50) max x 15'8 (4.78)
With glazed wall overlooking the swimming pool and doors to terrace.
Rear Entrance Hall
Lower Ground Floor;
Gymnasium with Shower & W.C.
20'5 (6.22) max x 13'10 (4.22) max
7'11 (2.41) x 7' (2.13)
17'11 (5.46) x 10'1 (3.07)
19'1 (5.82) x 12'10 (3.91)
13'11 (4.24) x 12'9 (3.89)
15'7 (4.75) x 12'10 (3.91)
13'2 (4.01) x 12'11 (3.94)
Family Shower Room
25'7 (7.79) max x 10'6 (3.20)
15'11 (4.85) x 10'7 (3.23)
11'1 (3.38) x 5'3 (1.60)
Store Room/Bedroom 8
12'9 (3.89) x 7'4 (2.24)
42'7 (12.98) x 24'8 (7.52)
A large indoor heated swimming pool with one wall of sliding glazed doors opening on to the terrace.
Private parking area with automated sliding gated entrance, driveway turntable (to enable a forward-facing exit) and parking for 4 vehicles. The house can also be entered from this area, through a second entrance hall.
In addition to paved courtyard areas and paths to the front, the house overlooks the sheltered South-Westerly gardens which are beautifully maintained with a generous flagstone paved terrace, large areas of lawn, well-stocked beds and borders and several mature trees. There are good views from the upper floors of the house.
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