25.5 C
London
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Nelson & Nintendo

Georgian mansion, where Admiral Lord Nelson lived with his lover and her husband, for sale for £4.25 million; it was renovated by a former Nintendo executive

 

One would expect a senior executive of a tech company to live in a slick, modern home in Silicon Valley, but since 2004, Matthew Hill, for many years a senior manager at Nintendo, has called a Grade II listed manor house named Fir Hill in Hampshire’s Meon Valley home.

 

Built in 1765 and the scene of one of the most famous ménages à trois in history when home to Sir William Hamilton, his wife Emma and Admiral Horatio, 1st Viscount Nelson in 1801 to 1802, the 7,905 square foot “Georgian masterpiece” includes 3 reception rooms, 7 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. It stands in 5.2 acres of land and comes with a two-storey stable block with potential for secondary accommodation.

 

Mr Hill purchased the property from Mrs Vida Schreiber, previously Lady Clive, after the death of her husband, Brigadier Schreiber. He met intellectual property lawyer Georgy Evans in 2007 and married her in St Mary and All Saints church in Droxford in 2012 and in the time since, aside from completing the renovation of Fir Hill, the couple have worked together creating a website that comprehensively details the entire history of the building.

 

Of the renovation and why they are now selling, Matthew Hill told Hampshire Life:

 

“The renovation work took us 10 years on and off. Our architect said, you either have a big bang and not live here for two years or work in phases. We decided to do the work in four phases which meant we could live here, moving around the house as each phase was completed. The experience of living in the house helped with the restoration… It’s a lovely house, with a lovely feeling, but too big for the two of us now”.

 

Fir Hill is for sale for £4.25 million ($5.17 million, €4.87 million or درهم19.07 million) through Christie’s Real Estate.

 

Nelson & Nintendo – Fir Hill, High Street, Garrison Hill, Droxford, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 3QL, United Kingdom – For sale for £4.25 million ($5.17 million, €4.87 million or درهم19.07 million) through Christie’s Real Estate – Home of Nintendo executive Matthew Hill and Georgy Evans Nelson & Nintendo – Fir Hill, High Street, Garrison Hill, Droxford, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 3QL, United Kingdom – For sale for £4.25 million ($5.17 million, €4.87 million or درهم19.07 million) through Christie’s Real Estate – Home of Nintendo executive Matthew Hill and Georgy Evans Nelson & Nintendo – Fir Hill, High Street, Garrison Hill, Droxford, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 3QL, United Kingdom – For sale for £4.25 million ($5.17 million, €4.87 million or درهم19.07 million) through Christie’s Real Estate – Home of Nintendo executive Matthew Hill and Georgy Evans Nelson & Nintendo – Fir Hill, High Street, Garrison Hill, Droxford, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 3QL, United Kingdom – For sale for £4.25 million ($5.17 million, €4.87 million or درهم19.07 million) through Christie’s Real Estate – Home of Nintendo executive Matthew Hill and Georgy Evans Nelson & Nintendo – Fir Hill, High Street, Garrison Hill, Droxford, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 3QL, United Kingdom – For sale for £4.25 million ($5.17 million, €4.87 million or درهم19.07 million) through Christie’s Real Estate – Home of Nintendo executive Matthew Hill and Georgy EvansNelson & Nintendo – Fir Hill, High Street, Garrison Hill, Droxford, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 3QL, United Kingdom – For sale for £4.25 million ($5.17 million, €4.87 million or درهم19.07 million) through Christie’s Real Estate – Home of Nintendo executive Matthew Hill and Georgy Evans Nelson & Nintendo – Fir Hill, High Street, Garrison Hill, Droxford, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 3QL, United Kingdom – For sale for £4.25 million ($5.17 million, €4.87 million or درهم19.07 million) through Christie’s Real Estate – Home of Nintendo executive Matthew Hill and Georgy EvansNelson & Nintendo – Fir Hill, High Street, Garrison Hill, Droxford, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 3QL, United Kingdom – For sale for £4.25 million ($5.17 million, €4.87 million or درهم19.07 million) through Christie’s Real Estate – Home of Nintendo executive Matthew Hill and Georgy Evans

5 COMMENTS

    • It has been very sensitively renovated but the limitation is plainly that is very close to the road. The owners have tried growing a big hedge but I guess many people would want to be further away from the noise and traffic.

  1. What a boring place to live!!!!!!!!!!!! No swimming pool, no tennis court, no bowling alley!!!!!!!!!!!! For that price I would want all of those things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Knock it down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Mixed Up McGee

Dippy Debbie McGee yet again confirms her status as the ultimate airhead in boasting about her connections to ‘Randy Andy’ and is met with a denial from a royal source.

Could Mark Alexander be Innocent?

With humanitarian Terry Waite questioning the safety of the conviction of Mark Alexander for murdering his conman father Samuel, is it time that this curious case was reviewed?

Distraction Dom

Matthew Steeples suggests devious Dominic Cummings might actually be the best asset bungling Boris Johnson has got left; the king of distraction has made Jennifer Arcuri go away.

A Box Office Balls-up

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea council’s decision to approve replacement for Kensington Odeon with a 63% smaller cinema is deservedly condemned as a “box office balls-up.”

A Magnum Muckup

Unilever ludicrously forced to “urgently” recall Magnum ice cream because it contains MILK. Health and safety busybodies at their finest.

Hero of the Hour – Adrian Chiles

BBC presenter Adrian Chiles’s delight in the simple pleasures of a pint in a park during lockdown reflects how so many feel.

Moron of the Moment – Larysa Switlyk

“Bitch of the first order” Larysa Switlyk takes to Instagram during the coronavirus lockdown to brag about her latest massacres; this moronic monster previously paid to shoot sheep in England.

Roy Clark’s Roller

‘I Never Picked Cotton’ singer Roy Clark’s Rolls-Royce heads to auction complete with suicide doors and emblazoned with his initials in gold leaf.

Lockdown Lunacy

Aleks Walker examines what famous folk have been doing at home during the coronavirus lockdown and identifies some quite bizarre examples.

Smiling Churchill and Scowling Edward

Rare photograph of Winston Churchill dining with Edward VIII to be sold as part of a sale on the eve of the 80th anniversary of him becoming Prime Minister. In a reversal of roles, it is the royal (nicknamed ‘Our Smiling Prince’) who is scowling whilst the future Prime Minister (nicknamed ‘Our Scowling PM’) smiles.

More Matters Marmalade – Part V

More Matters Marmalade – Part V – Guardian readers on marmalade – Letter penning ‘Guardian’ readers return to their favourite subject – marmalade. This time marmalade and tights.

Heroine of the Hour – Anne Diamond

Heroine of the Hour – Anne Diamond on Duchess of Sussex book – Anne Diamond is right to call out the Duchess of Sussex’s mint-making collaboration with Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand’s ‘Finding Freedom’ as annoying, daft and delusional.

Beauty’s in the Eye of the Bargain Basement Bugatti

Replica “homage to Jean Bugatti’s Type 57S Atlantic coupé” to be auctioned for a sum 99.9% lower than the most famous of the four originals is said to be worth. £124,000 to £165,000 for the 2016 ‘Assembled Vehicle’ 1939 Delahaye USA Pacific by Terry Cook.

A Faithfull Flat

Triplex apartment in Knightsbridge building once home to Marianne Faithfull for sale for the astounding sum of £25 million.

Dopey Derbyshire Dunces

Derbyshire Police yet again show themselves inept at the art of public relations in tweeting about trying to locate a man who...

Hero of the Hour – Liam Gallagher

Rocker Liam Gallagher speaks the most sense on how to survive the coronavirus lockdown in thanking alcohol Rock stars aren’t meant...

Weather Now

London
overcast clouds
25.5 ° C
26.1 °
24.4 °
27 %
2.6kmh
100 %
Tue
24 °
Wed
23 °
Thu
20 °
Fri
22 °
Sat
21 °