High House: Georgian-style village house in Easton
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This Georgian-style country house seems to have been settled in its own gardens and grounds for hundreds of years.
Despite its classical design though, this Quinlan Terry-inspired home is of a much more modern vintage.
Offering around 4,900 sq ft of well-proportioned accommodation, it sits in an elevated position on the edge of the village of Easton.
Easton is only a couple of miles from the A12, the railway station at Campsea Ashe and in easy travelling distance of Framlingham.
Woodbridge is about nine miles away.
This handsome house, in its delightfully secluded gardens, has far-reaching views across the countryside of the Deben Valley.
High House was originally designed by contemporary architect Eric Sandon, well known for his book Suffolk Houses, in the 1960s to take advantage of the position and superb views.
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The current owners employed highly regarded clasical architect Quinlan Terry, awarded a CBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours List for his services to architecture, to to extend and re-model the house to transform it to a house reminiscent of a earlier time.
It is now a grand home of Georgian proportions and elevations.
High House feaures a symmetrical facade with deep sash windows under slate roofs, and has been designed so that the principal reception rooms and bedrooms take advantage of outstanding views over the picturesque countryside.
The elegant principal rooms include an impressive central reception hall, with an oak parquet block, herringbone patterned floor, off which is a south-facing drawing room which has double doors connecting to an equally well-proportioned dining room.
There is also a sitting room, a spacious study and a second study or playroom.
Beyond the fitted kitchen/breakfast room is a pantry and utility room.
The house has an oil-fired central heating system and double glazing.
An easy rise staircase leads to a wide, central landing set off which is the master bedroom suite which includes a dressing room and a bathroom.
There are six further bedrooms and three further bathrooms,
A paddle staircase gives access to a large loft storage area.
The house stands in mature, part-walled gardens that were professionally landscaped by Mark Rumary of Notcutts Nurseries. They benefit from a borehole suppled irrigation system.
To the front is a wide, south-facing York stone terrace below which there is a series of stepped lawns, interspersed with a variety of mature trees as well as colourful herbaceous and shrub beds and borders.
Mown rides lead through an area of wild grass `orchard’ garden with a five bar gate opening onto a meadow with an magnificent oak tree at the centre, and a hard tennis court beyond.
They are sheltered by a 1.7 acre belt of mature woodland.
At the rear of the house is a gated parking courtyard with an adjacent range of secure garages and further parking space.
To the side of the house is a range of domestic stores including a small greenhouse and a potting shed.
In all the property extends to some 4.5 acres.