`BERKSHIRE`S COOLEST HOME - AS FEATURED IN BERKSHIRE LIFE MAGAZINE` - COME AND EXPERIENCE WHAT IT`S LIKE TO LIVE IN A HOUSE TYPICAL OF THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS - Built by the architect Donald Stevens in 1971, The Trystings was designed as an homage to the great American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. This very substantial house, with accommodation a shade under 5000 sq ft (464 sq m), is concealed behind a deceptively understated façade.
This family home is also a wonderful entertainment/party venue, and is situated in the picturesque commuter village of Farley Hill. It enjoys sizable south-facing grounds of over an acre which are a mix of formal terraced lawns and woodland. Designed to wrap around the swimming pool, there is an abundance of floor to ceiling glass at the rear of the property, framing the views of the grounds and gardens.
The accommodation is highly versatile with a well-planned layout. There are 6 bedrooms, 4 reception rooms, 4 bathrooms and a 20’ x 20’ newly fitted luxury kitchen.
On approaching the unassuming entrance to The Trystings, one experiences the “compression and release” technique used by Frank Lloyd Wright to enhance his buildings. One makes one’s way through the low-ceilinged entryway to the property and experiences temporary compression which is converted to a feeling of release upon entering the bright and airy double height reception hall, whereupon the eye is unexpectedly drawn to the views of the landscape beyond.
The photographs of the house and its floorplans give a good sense of its accommodation and feel but the house speaks eloquently for itself and merits a visit.
Well placed for access to Wokingham and Fleet mainline railway stations (Waterloo) and the major road links of the M3 & M4 Motorways. The area is also well served by highly esteemed state and independent schools including Farley Hill Primary school, Finchampstead Village Primary School, Charles Kingsley C of E, Bohunt, Crosfields, Eagle House, St.Neots, Ludgrove, Wellington, Reddam House, The Abbey School, Reading School and Kendrick. There are several additional mainline railway stations to hand including Crowthorne, Twyford, Reading and Winchfield all giving easy access to London. This area is well catered for in terms of leisure and shopping facilities, high quality restaurants and public houses.