When I first sold Compass House to the current owners, I knew that the property was in for a treat, and would experience a makeover, the likes of which are rare to see these days. Being an interior designer, the owner wanted to buy a property that she could put her own stamp on, and create a home that had the “wow” factor, whilst still being very homely and practical to live in.
So when they completed on the purchase of Compass House, they wanted to create an experience that no other could emulate. They didn’t much care for shiny kitchens, flat cupboards and no character, and instead decided to install the elegance and grandeur of a Clive Christian kitchen, with the attention to detail that would never date and survive the test of time.
They also decided to install a magnificent picturesque bay window which expended the whole length of the orangery, so although snug inside, you can observe the beauty of the garden and wildlife for all its glory. The kitchen and orangery enjoy an air con/heater unit which is fantastic in the summer or winter months. The formal lounge was very important to them, and so they set out to create a room for all seasons, installing a beautiful Chesney’s fireplace, which is truly the centre piece; its mantle decorated at Christmas time creates a truly magical feel to an already festive feel around the whole of Compass House.
When asked about how she approached the styling of the study, our client commented; “When interior designers decorate studies, they normally all hang wallpaper that resembles books. It’s been done so many times, but I wanted a different take on the room, so chose a wallpaper that says “I love you” in every language. The ebony wooden cabinets in the study, were all bespoke made, which you can’t fail to fall in love with.”
When designing the cinema room, she took inspiration from the wall panelling at the Ritz. The cinema room has suede padded walls to soundproof the room and black Swarovski crystal studs, to give it that touch of elegance, on top of which is a 3D cinema surround sound projector screen, which takes up most of the back wall; perfect for those great sporting events and a first class cinematic experience. It also has air con which is perfect in the summer months!
Most of the furniture and wall lamps throughout the house are designed by Christopher Guy, one of the world’s finest furniture designers, who has a concession at Harrods and Chelsea Harbour. The furniture is built to last and due to its design, will stay on trend for many years to come. All the interior doors were bespoke made by a door specialist in Chelsea Harbour. They even decided to remove the existing front door, to install two front doors, making it more practical when bringing in large pieces of furniture.
Compass House has underfloor heating throughout and Sonos music system in most rooms, 6 plasma televisions throughout the house, and two Quooker hot taps, one in the kitchen and one in the bar, along with 3 dishwashers and top appliances throughout. The house has six bedrooms, two WC cloakrooms, seven bathrooms, with his and hers off the master bedroom, so there’s no moaning about leaving the toilet seat up! Many of the curtains, roman blinds and matching bedspreads were made in silk by curtain companies based at Chelsea Harbour. The wooden shutters were supplied and fitted by Sanderson.
The garden and patio were designed to entertain in style. Our clients even recently had a marquee with tables and chairs for over 100 guests on the patio area, with its own dance floor, and there was still plenty of room for the bar, external kitchens and the entertainment stage. The garden benefits from an automatic watering system to ensure it always looks its best.
I think I can say without any doubt what so ever, that our clients have succeeded in what they set out to create; a beautiful, stylish, timeless, elegant, unique home, set within its own stunning grounds that lie behind private wrought iron gates that give access to an in and out driveway and forecourt. There are simply too many features to mention within a relatively short introduction, and we hope that the images that we use will speak for themselves. We are extremely proud to be offering this exceptional home to the market.
The village of Kingswood provides a reliable commuter line to London, as well as a number of local traders such as wine merchant, newsagent, beauty salons, travel agent, cafe, restaurants and of course the Kingswood Arms, all of which are only a short walk from the property. There are two local golf courses to choose from, as well as a selection of private and state schools within easy reach. The villages of Banstead and Tadworth also provide further facilities and shopping choice, whilst the main towns of Epsom and Reigate are easily accessible. The M25 motorway is reached at either junction 8 or 9, which are approximately equidistant between both Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
Should you have any further questions, or would like to arrange a private viewing, please contact Peter Kennedy, on or .