An incredible palatial architecturally designed house has come up for sale just outside one of Somerset’s trendiest towns.
The Pavilion is a spectacular home near the town of Bruton with its trendy artisan shops, restaurants, schools and Hauser & Wirth art gallery.
Described in Country Life as “A West Country ziggurat”, The Pavilion is a spectacular transformation of a contemporary modern house built in classical architectural style. The owners, along with renowned architect William Bertram (best known for his work for The Prince of Wales) have designed a country house of great elegance, using the finest of materials throughout.
It stands on a steeply rising hillside, above the site of one of England’s lost country houses, Redlynch Park. Set over three levels, it appears to cascade’ down the hillside, taking advantage of outstanding, panoramic views over spectacular countryside.
The front door opens into a palatial entrance hall with a beautiful floor of pure-white Carrara marble paviours edged with pale grey. There is an easy flow of rooms from the hall, which is lit by a spectacular external roof-lantern. All the rooms are characterised by high ceilings and elegant proportions with fine cornice detail; the drawing room has a particularly handsome chimney piece.
The garden floor has a spectacular indoor swimming pool opening onto the gardens. Light streams into this area via floor-to-ceiling glass set into the floor to create an alfresco feel.
An attractive period outbuilding, formerly the original engine house for Redlynch Park, has been renovated to create a cinema room with cloakroom, as well as a gardener’s loo, store rooms and a boiler room.
This really is a most substantial country home beautifully designed and is just two miles from Bruton.
The Pavilion is on the market with Knight Frank for the princely sum of £6.5m.