About The Wentworth Estate, Virginia Water, England
Cherry Hill's architecture is as striking today as when it was first built. A sensitive and ambitious restoration has retained the original architectural character and elegance of the property, whilst creating a wholly sustainable modern home with all the space, amenities, and services an owner would expect of a house in such a prestigious location.
It's rare to find a Modernist house in such a generous setting. It is uniquely situated on 4.5 acres at the heart of the Wentworth Estate, the site of many of the country's most exclusive properties. London is less than 45 minutes away; Windsor, Ascot, and Heathrow Airport are within 20 minutes' drive. It's a location that offers a high degree of privacy and security and allows the owner easy access to the West Country.
Cherry Hill's architecture immediately sets it apart. The residence was originally designed by British Modernist architect Oliver Hill, known for using decorative finishes to give an effortless, luxurious feel. It was this attention to fine materials that inspired the restoration in the spirit of Mies van der Rohe, a master of space and light. The result is a level of architectural detailing virtually unheard of in England's ‘prime country' property market.
The east wing of the house has been rebuilt and now includes a home cinema, dining room, and wine cellar with a subterranean link to a separate guest pavilion and garage. To the west of the main house, a complete new wing provides a generous double-height reception room, two guest bedrooms adjoining an extensive south-facing balcony, a spa and relaxation suite, and the home's most dramatic contemporary feature—an indoor swimming pool with descending floor.