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Considered one of Berkhamsted's most historic houses, this unique Grade II listed Jacobean and Georgian house has been painstakingly restored to provide a stylish and modern family home offered to the market with no upper chain. Situated in a private gated mews, and largely hidden from view, the house also has the benefit of its own additional private driveway.
The facade of the imposing Jacobean part of the house features towering twin chimneys, whilst the colonnaded Georgian facade has classically proportioned pairs of glazed double doors and windows with original shutters. An enchanting first floor terrace affords uninterrupted South facing panoramic views over the historic landscaped grounds adjacent to the garden, showcasing the grandeur of the Georgian formal gardens,
The sympathetic interior design enhances the abundance of period features throughout , and particularly accentuates the elegant twelve-foot-high ceilings, ornate fireplace, and original fitted display cabinets of the impressive drawing room. The galleried inner hallway features a ceiling height of fourteen foot in places, with ornately carved architraves and Georgian fretwork staircase with oak handrails.
Originally four bedrooms, the house is currently configured as three, so as to create a truly exceptional principal bedroom, with three pairs of floor to ceiling double French windows onto the terrace, and two original fireplaces. (Planning has been granted to return to four double bedrooms if you so wish.
The bespoke modern 'Shaker' style kitchen with oak worktops was designed by 'Intervari' of London, however the room also features the original wide oak beam and brick fireplace, a Georgian ornate glass fronted cabinet with cupboards below, and an original spice cabinet inset into the wall. Incorporated into the design, is a concealed spacious larder cupboard with plenty of floor to ceiling shelving, power points and lighting.
A separate bespoke wooden dresser with concealed 'Siemens' fridge and separate freezer, with double glass cabinet and drawers above, in addition there is a 'Samsung' American style fridge freezer with filtered water and ice machine.
A fitted 'Neff' microwave and warming drawer. 'Britannia' electric range with double oven, five ceramic induction hobs, and 'Neff' illuminated extractor hood over. 'Franke-Villeroy & Boch' butler sink with mixer taps. 'Neff, dishwasher, 'Bosch' washing machine, and White Knight drier. 'Worcester Bosch' gas central heating and hot water boiler.
(All applicances will be included in the sale)