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A traditional home with presidential style; Alison Jones takes the tour of a Grade II village house with stunning contemporary interiors.

The White House (no, not that one) is built for entertaining, whether it is staging an informal movie night for a few friends or holding a party that revolves around the "wow factor" kitchen.

Although quite traditional in looks from the outside, the family home in Beckbury, Shropshire, has been given an ultra-contemporary make over inside to create spacious rooms with some stunning features. There are three main reception rooms, a family room and a study on the ground -tem.

A Jotil solid fuel burner provides additional warmth in the large drawing room which is nearly 30 foot in length - again making it ideal for hosting large gatherings.

The aforementioned family room is currently being used as a cinema, complete with surround sound. It has pleasant views over the garden and could be turned into a work room or playroom. Next to it is a laundry room.

The tiled entrance hall runs through the centre of the property, its bank of windows with plenty of natural light. There are also spotlights and uplighters to create a pleasant ambience.

The study has an internet connection and next to it is a guest cloakroom.

The dining room is actually the oldest part of the property and has exposed trusses and a decorative scored beam above the partially converted cellar which has a tiled Alternative uses for this space could be a consents. The heart of the house is the kitchen latter is attached to a central island which incorporates an electric hob and more storage space. An impressive array of Miele appliances are incorporated into the design, including two ovens, two warming drawers, a microwave grill, steam oven and coffee machine. There is also a dual wine cooler, dishwasher, refrigerator and a fridge freezer.

Double doors lead out from the kitchen into the garden and there is also access from the kitchen to a good sized sitting room with a Stovax solid fuel burner and decorative stone surround.

combines a sleek contemporary style with luxurious touches.

In the master bedroom the en suite has a Jacuzzi bath with separate shower and double sinks. There are two more bedrooms on this side of the house which are served by a family bathroom.

There is a second staircase, made from timber with glass panelling, in the entrance while the other has en suite bathroom with separate shower. This could work as guest accommodation or for teens wanting their own "wing".

Outside a detached carport has space for two vehicles, and also boasts a workshop and a log store.

The gardens have been prettily laid out wraps around the back of the property.

David Henderson, of selling agents Strutt & Parker, said: "This is a modern masterpiece.

A truly contemporary home in a Grade II listed village house in Beckbury, one of the most desirable villages in the area."

The White House is in a largely rural area between the villages of Ryton and Badger but within four miles of Albrighton and within eight of Bridgnorth.

It has a guide price of pounds 895,000 and is being sold jointly by Strutt & Parker on 01743 284200 and Berriman Eaton on 01746 766499.
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Date:Feb 3, 2011
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