A resplendent and centuries-old English estate that sits grandly at the end of a sweeping, tree-lined driveway in the rural village of Shaw, in Wiltshire, has come to the market.
Shaw House, as it’s known, was listed at the end of December for £4 million (US$5.4 million) with estate agency Savills.
Built in 1711 by a wealthy wool merchant and extended around 1840, the property has served as a school and an old people’s home during its lengthy existence, and reportedly only recently returned to its residential roots in 2015.
Designated as Grade II-listed, the 18th-century stone manor is considered of “special interest,” according to Historic England, which is responsible for protecting the integrity and character of the country’s oldest and most important buildings.
The nine-bedroom property is “exquisite,” and loaded with “beautiful interiors that highlight the many original features,” listing agent Lindsay Cuthill said in a statement.
The home’s decadent interiors, rich color schemes and opulent furnishings are understandable considering it is being sold by an interior designer, 79, and her financier husband, 89. The pair, who could not be reached for comment, paid £2.2 million for the home in 2014, property records show.
Article Source: Mansion Global