It might not be super obvious, but this house’s design was inspired by aeorplanes (Picture: Knight Frank)
Ever wanted to live on a plane?
No, us neither. But for one pilot, this was clearly the dream, as he built a massive property in the shape of an aircraft.
The end result was Fugelmere Grange, a five-bedroom house in Fulmer, Buckinghamshire, that’s now up for sale for £3,995,000.
To be clear, the property doesn’t
look just like an aeroplane from the outside. There are no wings or wheels, and the home doesn’t look like it’s ready to take off into the air.
Instead, the aircraft influence is a touch more subtle.
Back in 1961, a pilot crafted the house with a plane in mind, with the balconies forming the cockpits and wings on either side.
A pilot built the house in 1961 (Picture: Knight Frank)
He wanted to express his love of flying (Picture: Knight Frank)
The balconies are supposed to represent the cockpits and wings (Picture: Knight Frank)
Alongside that inflight feel, the house’s design was also chosen to maximise the south-facing views over 4.34 acres of grounds.
Beyond the grounds and the design, the house itself is pretty lovely. Shall we talk through it?
The main house’s internal area covers 5,535 sq ft, and there’s also an annexe.
On the ground floor sits a triple garage, the main drawing room (with a stunning verandah, a grand staircase, and a fireplace), a large kitchen with a living area, and a dining room.
We enter to a grand hall, complete with a winding staircase (Picture: Knight Frank)
The total internal area is 7,053 sq ft (Picture: Knight Frank)
The house has also been designed to make the most of the views (Picture: Knight Frank)
There’s a cinema room, of course (Picture: Knight Frank)
Also here is a cinema room, for all your movie-watching needs, a home office, and a wine cellar. Dreamy.
All throughout the home there’s underfloor heating, too.
Go up a level and you’ll find the principal bedroom, which has major built-in storage, a large en-suite bathroom with a separate shower, and a large balcony overlooking the garden.
There are three more bedrooms, two of which have their own dressing rooms and all of which have their own en suite bathrooms.
Take your pick from four bedrooms (Picture: Knight Frank)
This one’s rather nice… (Picture: Knight Frank)
What a tub (Picture: Knight Frank)
Then there are more balconies, plus an impressive skylight so you can watch planes flying overhead.
From the first floor you can access the annexe, which has its own kitchen and breakfast room, bedroom, bathroom, and balcony. Perhaps you could rent that out.
Outside there are stunning landscaped grounds surrounding the property, with special spots for al fresco dining, a large deck, and a circular patio with gorgeous countryside views.
There’s 4.34 acres of grounds (Picture: Knight Frank)
There are two stables, too, and a lagoon-style pond.
The location is rather lovely too, set away from the main road near the centre of Gerrards Cross – so you’d have access to shops and restaurants paired with that countryside feel.
If you’re keen to find out more, you can
request a virtual viewing of the property through Knight Frank.
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