Property of the Day: Cherry Hill, Wentworth, Surrey

A 1930s modernist masterpiece by the architect Oliver Hall

THE PROPERTY: This Grade II-listed six-bedroom house was once the country estate of the former US Ambassador John Hay Whitney. Designed by the visionary British architect Oliver Hall and originally called Holthanger, the property was renamed by Whitney in 1958 for the exclusive Cherry Hills Golf Club in Denver, Colorado, where he and Dwight D Eisenhower would often play golf. Cherry Hill comprises a main house with separate garage, several large terraces and a guest-house pavilion with subterranean access. There is an indoor swimming pool, a cinema and a study, plus a wine cellar in a separate wing. 

THE LOCATION: The property is situated in the heart of the Wentworth Estate in Surrey, nestled within approximately four-and-a-half acres of private land. The estate is also home to the prestigious Wentworth Club, which hosts the PGA Championship. Windsor is nearby, Ascot is a mere four miles away and it is only a 45-minute drive into central London. 

THE INTERIOR: After a meticulous restoration at the hands of the developer Tejit Bath in 2007, the interior of Cherry Hill is a work of art. Floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding doors and extensive sky lighting create a grand open space, flooded with light. The six bedrooms, six bathrooms and six reception-rooms are all spacious and well-proportioned. Though exquisitely finished throughout, highlights include the underground swimming pool with a descending floor and the Oliver Hall spiral staircase encased in glass. 

WHY WE LOVE IT: The rare and unique onyx and marble used in the 2007 restoration make for an elegant interior. The zebra-veined Calacatta marble bathroom is particularly striking.  

BUY IT NOW: £30,000,000 with Knight Frank

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