Thursday, November 26, 2020

A Romantic’s Tower

Tower house on Isle of Man that was home to the Romantic artist John Martin for sale for £3.95 million

 

Described as “the most sublime and extraordinary pictures in the world” by critic Simon Wilson and “the most popular painter of his day” by fellow artist Sir Thomas Lawrence, English Romantic painter John Martin (1789 – 1854) is renowned to this day for fantastic compositions and such works as The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Destruction of Tyre and The Plains of Heaven. He was born in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland and died in the Isle of Man and now a castellated tower house there, where he lived from 1851 to 1853, is for sale for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million).

 

A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million).
A portrait of John Martin and his own painting “The Plains of Heaven”

A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million).
The view out to sea from the castellated roof terrace of Harold Tower

 

Of the Gothic style and dating to circa 1833, Harold Tower in Douglas was allegedly named after either Harold Harefoot (Harold I, King of England from 1035 to 1040) or Harold Godwinson (Harold II, King of England in 1066). It was constructed in a hexagonal shape, was described as a “lately erected villa” in 1856 and used as a hotel during the Second World War.

 

Set within 3 acres of formal gardens, Harold Tower was renovated between 2009 and 2012. It is laid out over 5 levels and includes 3 reception rooms, a cinema, a wine cellar, 3 bedrooms suites with truly lavish bathrooms and an octagonal office with a roof terrace with sea views above. In addition, a 3 bedroom guest house and a 2 bedroom guest cottage are located within the grounds along with an outdoor swimming pool.

 

Harold Tower is being marketed by Shane Magee of agents Chrystals.

 

A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million).A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million).A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million). A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million).A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million).A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million). A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million).A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million).A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million).A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million).A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million). A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million).A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million).A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million).A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million). A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million). A Romatic’s Tower – Harold Tower, Fort Anne Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5BN, United Kingdom – For sale through Chrystals for £3.95 million ($5.32 million, €4.50 million or درهم19.56 million).

7 COMMENTS

  1. It reminds me of something from The Flintstones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yabba dabba doooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Needs knocking about a bit and modernizing but I think it would be funny to live in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Beautiful spot but the Isle of Man is grim most of the year. It rains all the time. Would be worth a lot more if on say Guernsey or Jersey.

  3. Bathroom a bit decadent looking, and wine cellar looks huge. Overall this is just totally splendid, crummy weather notwithstanding. Yolanda, some of us like reading your opinions…where are you?

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Get Out Ghislaine

As Donald Trump looks set to pardon Michael Flynn, will he also somehow help Ghislaine Maxwell get out of jail also?

Spying a Watch

1950s Cold War espionage device disguised as a watch to be auctioned for a surprisingly low sum; someone could end up spying a bargain and something akin to what Jack Ruby even once owned.

Nasty Nat’s Naughty Notes

‘Nasty Nat’ Natalie Elphicke MP – wife of convicted ex-MP turned sex offender Charlie Elphicke – rightly called out for pestering the judiciary with naughty notes.

The World’s Worst McMansion – It’s So Bad, It’s Good

New Jersey ‘McMansion’ complete with Flintstone-esque pebbled bathrooms and gaudy grottos goes on sale for £1.65 million; it’s so bad, it’s good.

Is Covid Racist?

Channel 4’s decision to show a documentary provocatively titled: ‘Is Covid Racist’ tonight is neither clever nor appropriate argues Matthew Steeples.

The Best Gastrowagon By Far

Land Rover converted into a ‘gastrowagon’ for television chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s first television series heads to auction.

Word of the Week – Autolatry

Susie Dent’s choice of ‘autolatry’ as her ‘word of the day’ was most appropriate; it sums up both Boris Johnson and Ghislaine Maxwell perfectly.

Ban The Bear Slayer – 10,000 Signatures on Petition Against Larysa Switlyk

As our petition to ban bear slaying barbarian Larysa Switlyk from Instagram soars past 10,000 signatures, it is time the social media...

Anth’ Swings Back To The Bog

Anthea Turner’s decision to talk about how she doesn’t like seeing bleach in a bathroom confirms her desperation for any kind of publicity; shouldn’t she just bog off?

A Pintless Policy

Matthew Steeples slams ‘Bosie The Clown’s’ pub destroying lockdown; 7 out of 10 pubs are likely to close as a result and the nation will be left pintless.

Steeply Priced Roof Space Slashed

Steeply-pitched, unused mansard roof space in Hampshire House, 150 Central Park South, New York heads to a slashed no reserve auction after failing to sell for £30.3 million.

Hero of the Hour – Marcus Rashford MBE

As the public quite rightly rubbish a disgraceful ‘Mail on Sunday’ diatribe against the campaigning footballer Marcus Rashford, he responds with dignity and launches a book club.

Randy’s Anniversary

EXCLUSIVE – On the first anniversary of ‘Randy Andy’ Prince Andrew’s juggernaut wreck BBC interview about Jeffrey Epstein, authors Nigel Cawthorne and Kirby Sommers share their thoughts with ‘The Steeple Times’ reports Matthew Steeples.

Windowless in South Ken

Windowless property in Stanhope Gardens, South Kensington, SW7 goes to auction with a guide price of just £20,000; there is, of course, a catch.

The Calamities Carrie On

Ghislaine Maxwell was involved in the charity Carrie Symonds works for; Dominic Cummings’ nemesis also has an ex-lover with links to Russia and the far right, racist Traditional Britain Group.

Noel’s Blobby Mobile Office

Range Rover developed by Land Rover in conjunction with ‘Mr Blobby’ sidekick Noel Edmonds as a ‘mobile office’ at the incredulous price of £450,000 to be auctioned for a knockdown price of just £15,000.

Weather Now

London
clear sky
6.7 ° C
7.2 °
6.1 °
89 %
1.8kmh
8 %
Thu
9 °
Fri
8 °
Sat
10 °
Sun
9 °
Mon
7 °