An unusual stone estate on the banks of the River Dart in Devon, England, came on the market earlier this month asking £5 million (US$5.9 million).
Dubbed the Inverdart Boathouse, the four-bedroom home is surrounded by stone walkways and arches, and was “built with stone quarried from the site, with the harbor excavated out of the solid rock below, a slipway and a specialist harbor wall for protection,” according to the listing with Sarah-Jane Bingham-Chick of Savills.
“Frankly, in all of my career I have never seen anything quite like Inverdart Boathouse, it really is quite magical,” Ms. Bingham-Chick said in an emailed statement. “This very special home was clearly a labor of love of the owners, who were brave enough to undertake such an extraordinary project where they employed the finest materials, unprecedented structural engineering and unparalleled craftsmanship to create the most iconic of waterside homes.”
In spite of its historic, castle-like design, the home has been built to incorporate more modern amenities as well. “The house is fitted out in the latest technology to ensure that whoever is lucky enough to be the home’s next custodian, can live in 21st century comfort,” Ms. Bingham-Chick said.
A primary bedroom features a balcony, as well as an en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub, according to listing photos. The site’s original boathouse from the 1850s is located on the lower ground floor, and boasts exposed stone walls, built-in seating, a wood-burning stove, and a vaulted timber ceiling.
Double doors from the original boathouse open onto the harbor wall and slipway, the listing notes. The property also features abundant gardens and terraces, and can only be accessed “by foot or by boat,” according to the listing, with a plant-lined path leading to the house from its gated access.
The sellers, who could not be identified, began the project in 1993, according to marketing materials. The previous sale price was not available.
Article Source: Mansion Global