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Take a look at the UK’s first ‘floating glass staircase’ inside mega mansion near Didcot

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 30, 2022

Take a look inside this stunning £7.5 million period home with the UK’s first ‘floating glass staircase’.

The property, in Blewbury, Didcot, is a Grade II listed family home, with a swimming pool and tennis court.

A fusion of contemporary and traditional architecture combined with gardens, grounds, a moat and waterways, the home was built in collaboration with Sprately Architects, in Henley.

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A glass cantilevered staircase appears to float up to a glass landing from the kitchen, the first of its kind to be installed in the UK.

Floating glass staircase in the kitchen

On Rightmove, the house is described as: “Testimony to the ability of historic and contemporary architecture to coexist harmoniously.

“The front door opens to the entrance hall with its original stone flagged floor. The morning and dining rooms sit immediately either side of the hall.

“Both of these rooms feature tall ceilings, working fireplaces with stone surrounds and traditional cast iron radiators.

“The hall leads on to the magnificent kitchen. Flooded with natural light from its glass roof, this room now connects to all principal rooms ensuring a pleasing flow to the ground floor.

“The atmospheric library is a wonderfully cosy room with its beams, wood panelling and open fireplace.

“Dual aspect with south and westerly views, it has a connecting door to the dining room and views into the garden.”

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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

Get in touch with him by emailing: Matthew.norman@newsquest.co.uk

Follow him on Twitter: @OxMailMattN1

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