A Rare Island Retreat Just Outside London Lists for £1.7M

The three-bedroom home is clad in sapele wood and suspended on stilts—and it comes with a separate annex and studio.
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Location: Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey, England

Price: £1,700,000 (approximately $1,867,033 USD)

Architect: BCDH Architects

Footprint: 1,613 square feet (three bedrooms, two baths)

From the Agent: "Occupying an enviable position on the car-free island of Wheatleys Eyot, this remarkable three-bedroom house looks onto the Thames on one side and a beautiful creek on the other. Surrounded by perfect, private spots for swimming, the house has a separate annex and studio, as well as a mooring on the Thames. Designed to an impeccable standard by BCDH Architects, the sapele-clad building unfolds over a single story, which rises on stilts above grasses and wildflower meadows below that make a haven for local wildlife. Wheatleys Eyot, or Wheatley’s Ait as it is also known, is a small, eight-hectare island in the River Thames on the reach above Sunbury Lock. It lies on the northern bank, in the borough of Sunbury-on-Thames."

Nestled on a secluded corner and set behind a discreet gate, the home offers a remote city escape. 

A large, standalone island anchors the open kitchen, set steps away from the living area. 

The wooden exterior has been treated to ensure it weathers beautifully with time.

Full-height expanses of glazing span the rear facade, with some opening up to the terrace that wraps around two sides of the house.

The en suite bath for the main bedroom features black fixtures and fittings that pop against white wall tiles.

The sizable annex located in the surrounding meadow makes for an excellent guest suite, offering a charming living area with a wood-burning stove, as well as a bedroom and bath.


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