Our island is home to more than its fair share of handsome homes, but every once in a while a knockout property appears; not simply because of its size or location, but because of how carefully considered and stunningly curated it is. Les Augerez House is just that – pure art.
Granted, at just shy of eight million pounds this particular property is out of reach for many islanders, but being of grand stature or situated on a large plot of land doesn’t automatically make somewhere look beautiful – indeed, there are many local houses at this end of the market that rely on their location, rather than their curation, as a means of justifying their price. This house, however, thanks to careful consideration for every element of its aesthetic, is simply stunning throughout. That may be easy to type, but even just a cursory glance at the photos over the next few pages should be sufficient to allay any doubts in your mind.
The pairing of furniture and finishes give each room a look that is far from bare, yet not at all cluttered – there’s plenty going on, but it all just works in such a harmonious way, even down to the tiled floor in the kitchen-diner echoing the lengthy form of the table that looms over it that’s fit for a banquet. Or hosting heads of state from afar, if that’s your thing.
Set in an east-west valley down a discreet, tree-covered lane and surrounded on three sides by large fields that form part of the estate, privacy is assured for those who’ll next make Les Augerez House their home. There’s more than enough car parking space for inhabitants and guests alike, which is certainly saying something considering the estate boasts – in an understated fashion, of course – a selection of paved areas to easily entertain dozens of guests simultaneously, with the added benefit of a hardwired Bose sound system. As well as the main house, there’s also an integral two-bedroom unit and a separate two-bedroom cottage; perfect for two-generation living or guest accommodation alike.
Swathed in mature ivy and perfectly in keeping with the surrounding sea of natural green, the main house features twenty windows and seven sets of double-doors along the main façade to help bring the outside in as seamlessly as possible – as well as making your dash to the swimming pool easier too, no doubt! Speaking of which, the heated outdoor pool is 20 metres in length and 9.5 metres wide and surrounded by dashing decking with more than just a hint of luxury hotel feel about it.
If substantial bodies of water are your thing, a 36 metre granite-walled pond is situated at the head of the valley in front of the house, with a network of pathways lining the grounds’ many levels so that those who have the pleasure of living here can take full advantage of the breathtaking rural views that stretch out in front of them for as far as the eye can see.
At the very end of the valley you’ll find a hidden sanctuary tucked away; the summerhouse. Set atop a large, south-facing decked area that extends out into the valley’s side on stilts there’s space for either a select handful of guests or simply your own thoughts as you unwind to the sound of the hardwired sound-system, the handy wi-fi, separate barbecue area and the surrounding, unspoilt views.
Privacy, expansive space both outdoors and in and almost unmatched interior design detail makes this estate both incredible and an incredibly rare find in Jersey’s luxury property market. It isn’t trying to be anything it isn’t and doesn’t rely on gimmicks or location alone to set it apart from the rest of the market, but simply oozes understated class.
Les Augerez House, St Peter
Luxury accommodation, manicured gardens, valley and woodland
Total seclusion and privacy with various alfresco seating areas
Heated swimming pool
Ample private parking
Integral two bedroom unit
Separate two bedroom cottage
Asking price £7,950,000
01534 722 227