Show home room by room - Hamilton Place, Checkendon

Posted 18 May 2016 by Helen Christie

WhatHouse? takes a look at this art-deco inspired show home in South Oxfordshire and finds out some of the style details room by room...

Millgate has unveiled a spectacular art-deco inspired showhome at Hamilton Place in Checkendon, South Oxfordshire’s most exclusive new gated development. The show home has interiors by leading design specialists Alexander James and a garden created by a Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal winner.

Nestled amidst the picturesque Chiltern Hills, the showhome is one of 10 individually designed four- and five-bedroom grand country homes at Hamilton Place. The properties have been inspired by the enduringly popular Arts and Craft movement and offer first-class specification and the latest trends in contemporary living. 

Upon entering the Hamilton Place show home, the spacious entrance hall welcomes residents and their guests through minimalistic features and a neutral colour palette to allow for as much light as possible.

A luxurious deep pile velvet rug, bordered with taupe cotton edging, softens the vast hall space, with a contrasting deep buttoned brown leather arm chair, immediately drawing the eye of the person entering.

Hamilton Place entrance hall
Designed for entertaining and impressing, the formal dining room sets a dramatic dining scene through the contrasting black and taupe tones. Following the show homes theme, the geometric patterned, glass beaded wallpaper is synonymous with the 1930s style of glamour.

The geometric pattern is echoed in the lamp shade and the black/taupe pairing is found also in the roman blinds and sideboard which features an ebony finish paired with leather panels. 

Hamilton Place dining room
Also on the ground floor, the formal drawing room features lavish materials include: marble and chrome coffee table; grey taupe velvet formal sofas with deep buttoned backrest embellished with geometric patterned black/taupe cushions to add depth; opulent eight-tier glass crystal chandelier, which creates a focal point of the room; a textured metallic grass cloth wallpaper.Hamilton Place drawing room
On the other side of the drawing room, black velvet armchairs, with brass stud detailing matching the curtain poles, sit boldly behind a contemporary chrome coffee table with glass top. The coffee table echoes the chrome from the marble coffee table and the floor lamps to provide an extra touch of glamour to the striking room.



Hamilton Place drawing room
The hub of the home, the open plan kitchen, dining and living areas, create functional zones for everyday family life. To give this room a more practical feel ‘industrial’ and vintage style lighting has been used with filament bulbs. The industrial style is echoed in the concrete effect table top.

The bespoke kitchen is hand painted blue which contrasts the neutral palette, to bring the room to life.

Throughout the master bedroom, neutral tones and luxurious fabrics including silk and plush velvet, have been used to make the bedroom feel like a hotel suite, where the homeowner can relax.The soft, light tones work with the effect of the large French doors to maximise space light, with metallic accents in lamps, fabrics and accessories also helping to reflect the light around the room. The bespoke chaise lounge placed at the end of the bed is key to the Art Deco era, otherwise known as ‘Gatsby’ which the entire show home has been designed around. 


Hamilton Place master bedroom
Bedroom two once again boasts light maximising features, such as a large satin headboard with chrome stud detailing. The satin fabric is resonated in the soft furnishings and curtains, as well as the bedside lamp shades. The bedside tables are made of black glass, framed with antique brass edging and handles, this same brass detailing is also found in the side lamps and the artwork frames. The black plush velvet ottoman at the base of the bed ties in with the black satin cushions and the bedside tables. 


Hamilton Place second bedroom
A third double bedroom comprises calming blue tones throughout the soft furnishings and accessories to create a serene environment. The art deco style is found in the bespoke sun-burst inspired headboard and mirrored, angular bedside tables. The styling hints towards the Gatsby glamour theme through the vintage Chanel prints on either side of the large bed.


Hamilton Place third bedroom
The beautifully landscaped garden was designed by Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medalists, Treetop Landscapes.


Hamilton Place gardens


Located in The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, one of the finest landscapes in the country, Hamilton Place is also close to the historic town of Henley-on-Thames and vibrant city of Reading.  Pangbourne train station is seven miles from Hamilton Place with services into Paddington in under an hour. Hamilton Place is 12 miles from the M4 and 30 miles from Heathrow Airport, making connections easy. The area also boasts a selection of leading private and state primary and secondary schools.

The new show home and Hamilton Place Sales & Marketing Suite will be open daily from 10am to 4pm.

Prices at Hamilton Place start from £1,995,000.

To arrange an appointment, please visit www.millgatehomes.co.uk; 01491 454325

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