From the outside this riverside Arts and Crafts house is a history lover’s dream – but its exterior conceals a testament to luxurious modern living.
Grade II listed West Court’s turret and picturesque boathouse also come with an 18-zone Sonos sound system, programmable lighting and heating systems, a CCTV system and fresh air ventilation.
But getting the best of old and new comes at a price as the waterside property is on the market with Riverhomes for £7.95million.
The Arts and Crafts is on the market with Riverhomes for £7.95million with its main house featuring nine bedrooms
The Berkshire property was designed by English architect William West Neve, who created it as his perfect home in 1901
Sat on the banks of the River Thames in Bray, Berkshire, English architect William West Neve designed it for himself in the 1890s and was built in 1901.
The three-storey renovated property retains period features while offering a luxurious family home.
The house contains 13,543 sq ft of accommodation and outside is a private drive protected by security gates
The house has been refurbished to offer a modern living experience complete with an 18-zone Sonos sound system
The house has a private drive and security gates and contains 13,543 sq ft of accommodation, with a kitchen/breakfast room, family room, dining room, listed drawing room, sitting room, study, nine bedrooms and a gym.
Most of the first floor is taken up by the master suite which has stunning views over the river, his and hers dressing room, its own sitting room and a luxurious bathroom with built-in steam room.
The turret next to the swimming pool retains the house’s historic design and the property comes with its own boathouse
The Den Suit can be found on the second floor, offering a bedroom with a hidden children’s playroom accessed via a concealed porthole opening.
The house has been fitted with a state-of-the-art sound system with Bowers & Wilkins in-ceiling speakers which provides entertainment in most of its rooms.
The Art and Crafts house comes with its own CCTV system and fresh air ventilation as it combines a historic aesthetic with modern luxurious living
It even has its own gym as old and new exists side by side in the waterside property, which is on the market for £7.95million
The historic exterior hides away a luxurious modern living experience in the three-storey property on the River Thames
The main house boasts nine bedrooms, with programmable lighting systems featured throughout the building
All the reception rooms and the bedroom suites have TV points wired from a central hub, there is a programmable lighting system throughout the house which can be controlled by mobile phone or tablet and the heating can be programmed by room and time of day.
The upper floors have fresh-air ventilation, which warms fresh air in winter and provides some cooling in the summer.
The boathouse has space to accommodate a 37ft boat, and a two-bedroom cottage providing additional accommodation.
The living areas tastefully retain the original features while buyers can expect to also enjoy the best in modern living
Overlooking the River Thames, the site offers a rural experience alongside the latest in technology and home gadgets
The site includes an outdoor swimming pool as well as a separate boathouse with a reception room and kitchen for guests
It sits in an acre of land with an outdoor swimming pool and about 300ft of river frontage.
The property is on a stretch of the Thames protected by the Jubilee River flood relief scheme.
Ben Randall, from Riverhomes, said: ‘This property is stunning, it’s undoubtedly the perfect riverside home.
‘The current owners have been there for some time, they stripped the house and fitted it with all modern features.
‘It’s just superb, they have done a great job.
‘The master suite is incredible, it basically takes up most of the first floor. And you’ve got the separate boathouse with a reception room and kitchen which could easily serve as guest accommodation.
‘The river runs underneath it so you can dock your boat there. The bit of the Thames there is absolutely stunning. It’s clear and you can swim in it.
‘The views are incredible and it’s really peaceful.
‘For someone who likes the history of an older house but still wants to have all the latest mod cons, this is exactly that.
‘It really is the best of both worlds.’