About this property
This example of British modernist architecture and the former country estate of US Ambassador John Hay Whitney, represents a unique restoration of one of the Wentworth Estate’s most historic homes. Built in the 1930s by the visionary British architect, Oliver Hill, and now beautifully restored. Hill was inspired by the calm and cogent white Modernist houses of the 1920s, especially those designed by the German-American architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Situated in an impressive 4.1 acres, Cherry Hill’s architecture is as striking today as when it was first built. Sensitive and ambitious restoration has retained the original architectural character and elegance of the property, whilst creating a whole sustainable modern home with all the space, amenities and services an owner would expect of a house in such a prestigious location. Cherry Hill’s architecture immediately sets it apart from any other property in Wentworth or elsewhere in the UK. As one would expect from a contemporary house of this standing, the fit out and quality of finish is exceptional. Every effort has been placed on using a palette of fine stone, choice veneers, chromed steel and glass. The infilled east courtyard has been rebuilt and now houses a basement cinema, study, laundry and wine cellar with a subterranean link to a new single-storey, stand-alone pavilion which provides guest accommodation, a new plant room and a large garage. To the west of the main house, a complete new wing has been constructed beyond the defining curved wall of Hill’s original design. Planned on three levels, this provides a generous part double-height reception room, two guest bedrooms adjoining a south-facing balcony, a spa and relaxation suite and the house’s most dramatic contemporary feature – an underground indoor swimming pool with a floor which rises up to create a spacious level entertainment space. The restoration of Cherry Hill provides not only space, but all of the amenities that a luxurious house of its proportion demands.
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- It is rare to find a modernist house in such a generous setting. Its unique location, standing in the heart of the Wentworth Estate, was one of the many reasons for choosing to restore Cherry Hill. This is the location for many of the country’s most prestigious properties, benefitting from a beautiful location just south west of the capital. London is less than forty five minutes’ drive. It is a location that offers a high degree of privacy and security.
- There are few places as well located to enjoy some of the country’s most prestigious events. Highlights of the local calendar include Royal Ascot, the annual PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club and the Cartier International Polo at Smith’s Lawn.
- The property is very well located for easy access to the motorway network via the M3 and M4, Central London, the London airports as well as the private Airfield at Farnborough.
- Fine dining is available at Coworth Park in Ascot and the Michelin-starred restaurants in Bray. The picturesque Virginia Water Lake and The Savill Garden are both within easy reach, with walking and horse riding at Windsor Great Park.
- Schooling is excellent with a wide choice, including Wellington College, Eton College, Hall Grove, Lambrook, Papplewick, St George’s Windsor Castle and St Mary’s Ascot. For international schooling there is TASIS Egham and the ACS schools in Egham and Cobham.
- Virginia Water 1 mile, Ascot 4 miles, M3 5 miles, M4 9 miles, Heathrow Airport 14 miles, Central London 28 miles (All distances are approximate).
- EPC Rating = D
- Tenure = Freehold