Modern Classic Design

 In British Interior Design

This Georgian mansion features exceptional classic inspired architecture set on extensively landscaped grounds in one of England’s most prestigious private estates. The residence is finished to the highest specifications with a level of luxury and attention to detail not easily found. Versatile living spaces, unsurpassed wellness and leisure facilities, and uncompromising quality complete this modern classic with everything a discerning family could want in a luxury home.

The 14,000 square-foot residence is set over three floors and built on an acre lot within Surrey’s premier gated residential estate, St. George’s Hill.  The exterior facade is in a classic Georgian style in red brick with stucco detailing.  A central pediment over a canopied portico with sash windows, cornice, and balustrades all create a truly grand first impression. A sweeping driveway leads to the entry of the home with a water feature forming the centerpiece. A ramp leads off the drive around to the side entrance of the underground garage. The exceptionally manicured grounds include box hedges, mature trees, and flower beds.

Modern Classic entrance hall

Modern Classic Formal Public Rooms

The front door opens into the statement-making columned, double-height entrance hall.  This vast central hall is highlighted with an opulent bespoke designed sparkling chandelier that is over nineteen feet tall.  Marble floors are softened by the exceptional mill-work and suede covered walls.  The ground floor holds the home’s primary entertaining areas which flow out from here.  This is an excellent space for receiving guests.

Modern Classic formal living room

Shades of gray and purple dress the sophisticated formal living room. The contemporary styling of the room with its classic architectural details reaffirms that this home is a modern classic. The design throughout supports a modern luxury lifestyle. The seating area arranges around the fireplace, which serves as the room’s focal point. Back-lighting illuminates the tray ceilings from within while a contemporary tiered chandelier in the center punctuates the room with glamour.

modern classic formal dining room

The formal living room leads through sliding pocket doors into the formal dining room. A large square table provides seating for twelve comfortably in custom upholstered chairs. A circular bespoke designed chandelier centers the space above the table. French doors open to the rear gardens and extend the entertaining space outdoors.

Family Rooms

Modern Classic family room

The family room is centrally located at the rear of the home. The seating area grounds the spacious room with comfy upholstered furnishings.  The atmosphere is relaxed and less formal but still excellent for guests. Grand French doors line the back wall to open the chamber to the rear gardens. The floor-plan is ideally suited for entertaining on a large scale and for enjoying everyday family life.

Modern Classic kitchen

modern classic breakfast room

The family room gives way to the light-filled, open-plan family kitchen and breakfast room. The custom created kitchen includes white American Walnut cabinetry inset with US-sourced leather panels and marble counter tops. The kitchen has a center island that includes an eat-in breakfast bar. All the appliances are by Gaggenau. Accordion doors across the outer wall of the breakfast room fold completely away to open the space fully to merge indoor and outdoor entertaining areas.  A separate service kitchen and pantry are adjacent.

Modern Classic study

The ground floor study evokes the feel of a modern classic Mayfair office. Bespoke designed hounds-tooth pattern wallpaper covers the walls. Various fabrics and textures layer to create depth and comfort.  The color palette established in the rest of the rooms is continued in here.

modern classic spiral staircase

A sweeping spiral staircase leads down to the leisure floor or up to the gallery landing overlooking the entrance hall. Another bespoke chandelier cascades down through the center of the space.

Modern Classic Private Quarters

Modern Classic master bedroom

Modern Classic dressing room

Modern Classic master bathroom

The master bedroom suite stretches the width of the home with large windows overlooking the landscaped rear gardens. Beige, taupe, and gray tones color the room, which includes a sitting area with a grand fireplace. Note the cascading crystal lights on either side of the bed and the upholstered wall behind the bed.

On either side of the bedroom, there are two dressing rooms and two en-suite bathrooms. The custom created dressing rooms feature beautiful, high-gloss back-lit, bespoke cabinetry. The spacious bathrooms feature book-matched Calacatta marble.  One has a beautiful freestanding soaking tub while the other has a walk-in waterfall shower.

Modern Classic guest bedroom A

Modern Classic guest bedroom B

Four other bedroom suites occupy the rest of the first floor, with some designed to be children’s bedrooms and some as beautiful guest suites.  Materials of the highest quality, including hand-made wallpapers, beautiful linens, and stunning soft furnishings complete the rooms.  Generous proportions define each of the suites which exhibit excellent design and use of light.

Throughout the residence, the technology specification is cutting edge. An inbuilt audio system is programmable so that the resident’s music can flow with them as they move through the house. Other technological features of the residence include a home automation system that controls the lights, audiovisual systems, the blinds, the temperature and more via touch screens located throughout the property.

Entertainment, Wellness, and Leisure Facilities

modern classic media room

The lower ground floor measures over 6,000-square-feet and holds the entertainment, wellness, and leisure facilities. The media room features an enormous 10-foot-wide cinema-style screen. Comfortable L-shaped sofas make this room perfect for relaxing with family and friends. This room also includes a refreshment bar.

Modern Classic spa lounge

Modern Classic hammam

modern classic sauna

The spa is quite luxurious.  It includes a hydrotherapy pool, a steam room lit with thousands of glittering LED lights, an aromatherapy dry sauna and a central relaxation area. There is also a feature shower with three bespoke settings; tropical rain, cold mist, and Caribbean shower.

modern classic cigar wine room

Another unique room within this modern classic is a wine and cigar room. The special room includes bespoke designed storage that holds over 982 bottles and a large humidor. The room is completely climate controlled to support the careful aging of wine. It also is equipped with extraction units for the enjoyment of the cigars.

The health facilities include the home gym which contains the latest in fitness technology. There is also a games room that has a large screen for video games and a bar-style pool table.

This lower level holds the garage parking with space for six cars, the laundry room, safe room, and the housekeeping suite of rooms.

Modern Classic Bonus Features

Modern Classic ballroom floor up

modern classic ballroom floor down

This modern classic mansion also has a west wing devoted to the ballroom.  It is over 41 feet long and 26 feet wide. A raised bar area at the front of the room will keep guest toasting you as they dance the night away.

When you are not hosting your social circle at night, with just a touch of a button the hydraulic floor descends to form a 33-foot-long swimming pool. You select the depth you want making it safe for children of all ages.

modern classic rear exterior

Conclusion

That concludes our design inspiration for today, my friends.  I hope you all have enjoyed this modern classic mansion.  Let me hear from you all in the comments!!

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  • Margaret Simpson
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    Thank you for sharing ….The Interior Designs are very Beautiful with a great eye for great design…….Inspirational ….Thanks. Margaret

    • JD Knight
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      Hi Margaret Simpson… Thank you very much! We so appreciate you. Thanks for reading along!!!

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