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


A modern day U.K. state house sited on almost 13 acres of experienced gardens has strike the marketplace for £7.75 million (US$9.73 million).

Alderwood Residence, as it is regarded, is found in Penshurst, and has been carved out of the close by Redleaf Estate, which dates to the 16th century, in accordance to listing agent Edward Rook of Knight Frank. The house was detailed at the conclude of Might.

“What stands out about this residence is that it is a extremely unusual mix of a contemporary house with modern day know-how that’s constructed in a classic fashion but in just a experienced backyard,” he said. “There are amazing cedar trees and walled gardens that have the background that comes with getting been aspect of a bigger estate.”


The entrepreneurs compensated £4 million for the residence in 2014, in accordance to Her Majesty’s Land Registry. At the time, the 6,700-sq.-foot home was in essence a shell built by a developer who was unable to complete it, Mr. Rook reported. The couple, who had been unavailable for remark, then set up a slate of modern day features and established about revitalizing the gardens. 

“It’s functionally outstanding, not just the format but the know-how,” Mr. Rook claimed. “They’ve included almost everything that would make dwelling straightforward.”

The house is surrounded by experienced gardens.


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The property has five en-suite bedrooms various reception rooms with large ceilings and stone fireplaces a chef’s kitchen with a larder, higher-finish appliances and obtain to the rear yard terrace and a 600-bottle wine cellar, in accordance to the listing. A visitor cottage with a personal patio gives two more bedrooms. 

Eco-friendly amenities contain a photo voltaic-panel process with a battery backup, electricity economical air-source heating and recycled drinking water irrigation programs. The home is also wired with sensible-property technologies, and there’s a residence theater with a Sony cinema projector with 7 speakers.


Outside, the gardens are full of specimen trees and shrubs, h2o features, a vegetable back garden, a greenhouse and a pond, in addition several dining parts and an out of doors kitchen, the listing explained. A woodland extends beyond the official gardens, and there’s a leisure sophisticated with a health club and a heated swimming pool.

It benefits from its area, as effectively, according to Mr. Rook. 

“Penshurst is 1 of the finest villages in West Kent, not only for its colleges, but also for its accessibility to London,” he reported, including that it is about a 30-minute teach trip to the city. “Schools are the top rated priority for country property buyers now.”