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Pitch Hill, Ewhurst
A truly exceptional oppertunity to build a new home of outstanding architectural merit in the heart of the Surrey Hills. An impressive 15029.64 sq. ft with 22 acres.
Ozone is a truly exceptional new home set in an unexpected location on the picturesque slopes of Pitch Hill, between the villages of Ewhurst and Shere; this is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the rolling Surrey Hills approximately 600 feet above sea level. Meticulously designed by architects Burrell & Mistry and granted Paragraph 55 planning, it marks an incredibly rare opportunity to purchase a one-off property of outstanding architectural merit, high sustainability and innovative technology in a position such as this.
The home has been granted planning permission based on Paragraph 55 (now known as Paragraph 79 of the National Planning Policy Framework), which demands that, unless it is an agricultural dwelling, a newly-built home in the countryside must be of exceptional quality or innovative in its nature of design in order to overcome usual planning restrictions which protect designated land such as Green Belt or AONB. Granted to only approximately 100 properties nationally since 1997, it is extremely rare for permission for a new home to be approved on this basis.
Ozone, as yet unbuilt, spans 15,029.64 sq. ft. and is set within 22 acres of private grounds with far-reaching and breath-taking views of the South Downs. It offers the utmost in luxury living, including an indoor swimming pool, gym and cinema as well as a sky room and roof garden.
Its design, nominated at the 2017 World Architecture Festival, in the House: Projects category, is described by architect James Burrell as "a flowing concrete structure. He comments, The building generates a fluid interaction with the landscape, with large glazed areas reflecting the natural setting and framing the views of the beautiful surrounding Surrey countryside."
The main entrance to the home opens into a vast and impressive atrium. A grand concrete staircase provides the focal point, while the view upwards is dominated by striking overhead walkways of the upper floors and vast glazing that floods the space with natural light. To the left of the entrance, the large dual-aspect living room leads to a private library while an enormous open-plan kitchen complete with walk-in chill room - and dining area is located to the right. A lift at the centre of the home accesses all floors.
The impressive staircase leads to the first floor which comprises four enormous bedroom suites. The master bedroom suite occupies its own private wing; it features a large bathroom and an entirely circular dressing room, which provides private dressing space and wardrobes as well as separating the master wing from the rest of the bedrooms and the atrium and stairwell. A glass-roofed corridor leads to the remaining three bedrooms, each of which has its own bath/shower room.
Most impressive is the homes Sky Room and roof terrace on the second floor, a space as perfect for relaxation as it for entertaining guests. The Sky Room follows a curvature design based on the work of the American artist James Turrell, and provides a circular space to which to retreat. The expansive roof garden beyond provides an outdoor space perfect for hosting guests, with the added convenience of a caterers kitchen and guest cloakroom on the same level.
The lower ground floor hosts the 15-metre swimming pool, as well as a bar, gym, cinema and garaging for multiple vehicles.
Ozone combines style and luxury with ultra-sustainability. Built to a Passivhaus standard and an eco-concrete design, the property's sophisticated energy management system will control the individually-zoned rooms and each energy source; the property incorporates triple glazing, photovoltaics, a ground source heat pump and the swimming pool into the energy generation and management, the latter acting as a heat buffer. In addition, a hydroponic unit will allow for growing vegetables.
Set in the heart of Surrey's rolling hills, Ozone offers the ideal combination of countryside living and easy access to the capital. The scenic villages of Ewhurst and Shere are a short drive away, while Cranleigh and Guildford - both providing a range of shopping and leisure opportunities - are located four and ten miles away respectively, with the latter offering train services to London in less than 40 minutes. Ozone is in easy reach of the A3, enabling access to Heathrow and Gatwick airports for international travellers, the south coast of England and the wider motorway network. The area is well known for its renowned schools, including Charterhouse, St Catherines, Guildford High School for Girls and the Royal Grammar School for boys in Guildford.