Classically proportioned Wiltshire village house for sale; it’ll supposedly appeal to “your typical wealthy Briton” (whatever that might mean)
Primarily built between 1620 and 1760, a classically proportioned four-storey house in the Wiltshire village of Seend has been placed on the market this week for £4.5 million ($5.8 million, €5.2 million or درهم21.2 million).
Of ashlar and rendered stone construction and built for Mary, Dowager Duchess of Somerset in 1760, Seend Park (or ‘Seend Green House’ as it was previously known) was owned by the now retired judge Sir Mathew Thorpe from 1971 and since 1990 by its current owners. It has been Grade II listed since 1962 and was somewhat unkindly described by the architectural scholar Sir Nikolaus Pevsner CBE FBA (1902 – 1983) as: “So absolutely plain… that it looks like an institution”.
The main house, which has been modernised in recent years and extends to 11,357 square foot, includes 4 reception rooms, 11 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It has many original features and in addition there is a 4 bedroom, 1,994 square foot lodge and a 3,630 square foot coach house within the property’s 26.4-acre grounds.
Of the pint-sized mini estate, James Mackenzie of selling agents Strutt & Parker told The Times: “Architecturally, the house will attract your typical wealthy Briton”.
The classic English village house. Love it.
Houses as fine as this will never struggle in the marketplace. Whilst any owner will undoubtedly make their mark, perhaps the addition of a swimming pool, orangery or tennis court, this is a home that will stand the test of time. It has, as they say, good bones.
Knock it down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Pesvener bloke was right —– it’s got the charm of a mental home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice, very nice
Not looked in here in a while…… Wow- I am glad I did. Sheer beauty.
Though it is a bit over-stuffed right now, the house itself, the outside views, and gardens are really worth the price. Really like this one.