BARNES has announced that they have launched to the market a contemporary residence called JURA which is situated on the Wentworth estate in Virginia Water, Surrey. More homes sell for over £1million in Virginia Water than any other location outside of central London. JURA is the most architecturally modern house to be built in this exclusive location for many years. The 6-bedroom modern masterpiece valued at approximately £18.75 million has previously appeared in the series finale of BBC detective series Silent Witness.
Extending over three floors, the contemporary building was constructed with an array of natural materials and offers over 21,000 sq ft of exceptional living and entertainment space. The property has been designed so that the same materials blend from the outside in, with extensive use of natural materials and glass, giving a unique visual experience. Jura consists of two wings, with a three-story central lightwell which ensures that all rooms are flooded with natural light. The property is also built around a home automation system which controls the temperature in each room, as well as other systems including music, lighting and electronic blinds.
The principle reception room on the ground floor is a large drawing room with full height glazed windows, giving incredible views over the gardens and across the terrace. The large open plan family space includes a fully fitted Italian designed kitchen with a separate preparation area. There is a panoramic view of the garden and across the lightwell through to the library and drawing room. Connecting the entrance hall with the family room is a ‘bridge’ which passes the lightwell and dining room.
The first floor accommodation comprises a large master bedroom suite with floor to ceiling sliding doors onto a balcony with outdoor shower. The master suite is complete with his and her bathrooms and dressing rooms which are fitted with bespoke cabinetry. There are four bedroom suites along the galleried landing and the south wing of the house, with a secondary staircase leading from this area into the kitchen.
Jura has an exceptional lower ground floor with the accommodation being arranged around the central lightwell with reflection pool. The area has been designed for a broad range of entertaining and leisure activities and comprises a large entertainment room with bar and wine store with display cellar, a 12 seat cinema room, billiard room, gymnasium with matted exercise area, swimming pool with hot tub, sauna, steam room, changing rooms and spa.
In addition to this, there is a two bedroom suite staff apartment with separate access, laundry room, housekeeper’s office, plant rooms and garaging for 6 cars.
The inspirationally modern residence is situated on the prestigious Wentworth Estate which extends to around 1,750 acres and dates back to the early 1920s. The Estate is a sanctuary of houses on quiet roads surrounded by three 18-hole championship golf courses and a 9-hole executive course. Situated in the middle of the Estate is The Wentworth Club offering swimming pools, tennis courts, a health and leisure club and spa as well as restaurants.
Schooling in the area is fantastic with renowned schools nearby including Eton College, Lambrook, St George’s and St Mary’s Ascot as well as the Wellington College. The local areas offers an array of fine dining restaurants such as The Fat Duck, The Waterside Inn and Coworth Park Hotel. World class polo is heavily present with the Guards Polo Club at Smith’s Lawn, Windsor Great Park and the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club all being situated in the area.