The £2 million property is located in the village of Wiswell in Lancashire. Its unique design features include an illuminated staircase leading to a ‘sky bridge’, a bar, a gym and a private guest suite
A spectacular family home complete with a cinema room and a golf simulator machine has been rated one of the best designs in the world.
The £2 million property, located in the village of Wiswell in Lancashire, was designed as a family home.
On the ground floor, there is a home office, a bar and a gym.
The mansion also has a private guest suite with two bedrooms and a lounge.
Unique design features include an illuminated staircase leading to a “sky bridge” that connects the entertainment and bedroom areas, the Manchester Evening News reports.
One of the house’s main social spaces is the bar area with a backlit curved bar in alabaster.
It has floating timber cabinetry and porcelain feature walls – and the chimney breast is in dark stained oak with bronze inlay.
On the first floor of the house, there is a kitchen connected to a family room with a vaulted ceiling.
Through a “secret door”, residents can then access a sound-proof cinema with a giant screen and a sofa full of pillows.
Designer Simon Evans, who created the interiors, said he kept in mind the surrounding natural landscape when designing the house – and for this reason, he opted for large windows.
He said: “We felt that the house would benefit from the use of natural materials and a design scheme underpinned by luxurious wood in rich tones was developed to run throughout the house, creating an effortless flow from one space to the next.
“The simple understated elegance of the design and furnishings is inspired by Armani hotels – the epitome of ‘sophisticated comfort’.”
Simon added: “A key part of the brief for this property was to ensure a natural flow from one space to the next whilst also indicating to guests which are “open” spaces and which are private.
“To create this seamless journey through the house we utilised a colour palette of neutral tones offset by either dark wood or grey stained oak cabinetry throughout the scheme.”
The mansion has been nominated as the best residential house over £1m category for its interior design in the prestigious SBID International Design Awards.
Other properties nominated in the same category are located in London and also abroad including in China, Ukraine, Canada and Dubai.
The designer has worked on a host of high-profile homes in recent years, including for footballers Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Phil Neville and for TV stars Paddy and Christine McGuinness.
He said of the award nomination: “We’re thrilled to be considered as a finalist at the prestigious SBID industry awards for this residential home.
“Our client was an absolute pleasure to work with as they engaged with our trust from a very early stage.
“This allowed us great freedom to ultimately create a home that does full justice to the brief, location and surroundings.”
The SBID awards are judged by a panel of industry experts, while 30% of the final vote is decided by the public.