U.K. Country House Blends New Construction on a Historic Site


A fashionable U.K. nation residence sited on practically 13 acres of experienced gardens has strike the market place for £7.75 million (US$9.73 million).

Alderwood Home, as it is known, is found in Penshurst, and has been carved out of the nearby Redleaf Estate, which dates to the 16th century, according to listing agent Edward Rook of Knight Frank. The residence was shown at the conclude of May well.

“What stands out about this house is that it’s a pretty rare blend of a present day property with contemporary technologies which is created in a common type but inside of a mature yard,” he claimed. “There are wonderful cedar trees and walled gardens that have the history that will come with obtaining been part of a more substantial estate.”

The proprietors compensated £4 million for the assets in 2014, according to Her Majesty’s Land Registry. At the time, the 6,700-square-foot home was in essence a shell constructed by a developer who was unable to total it, Mr. Rook claimed. The pair, who were unavailable for remark, then installed a slate of modern facilities and established about revitalizing the gardens. 

“It’s functionally fantastic, not just the layout but the technological innovation,” Mr. Rook said. “They’ve extra almost everything that can make living quick.”

The household is surrounded by mature gardens.

Knight Frank

The house has five en-suite bedrooms a number of reception rooms with superior ceilings and stone fireplaces a chef’s kitchen area with a larder, superior-conclusion appliances and accessibility to the rear backyard terrace and a 600-bottle wine cellar, according to the listing. A visitor cottage with a non-public patio delivers two additional bedrooms. 

Eco-pleasant facilities consist of a solar-panel method with a battery backup, energy productive air-supply heating and recycled drinking water irrigation systems. The property is also wired with wise-home technology, and there’s a household theater with a Sony cinema projector with seven speakers.

Outside the house, the gardens are comprehensive of specimen trees and shrubs, drinking water attributes, a vegetable backyard, a greenhouse and a pond, in addition quite a few eating areas and an out of doors kitchen, the listing explained. A woodland extends beyond the formal gardens, and there’s a leisure complex with a gymnasium and a heated swimming pool.

It added benefits from its spot, as properly, in accordance to Mr. Rook. 

“Penshurst is just one of the finest villages in West Kent, not only for its educational facilities, but also for its obtain to London,” he claimed, incorporating that it is about a 30-moment train ride to the metropolis. “Schools are the top rated priority for place home prospective buyers now.” 


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