Is this mini mansion for sale for £1.55million one of the most beautiful homes in East Anglia?
The Gainsborough Wing of Exning House, near Newmarket, is for sale boasting six magnificent bedrooms, a stunning original staircase, cinema room and set in landscaped gardens.
Fancy being the lord or lady of this incredible mini mansion for sale? The Gainsborough Wing is the principal property at Exning House, a magnificent Georgian country house which has been beautfully refurbished and now boasts the most exquisite interiors.
The property for sale for £1.55 million is the principal residence at Exning House, which was converted into two houses, five apartments and three further dwellings in 2005.
The original house was designed in 1734 by Scottish architect, the renowned Andrews Jelfe, and later added to in Victorian times by the English architect Thomas Webb.
The Gainsborough Wing comprises the principle part of the original 1734 house, along with its extension, where an orangerie originally stood, and includes a stunning cantilevered staircase with a three tier Venetian pendant light suspended from a period leaded skylight.
Agents Strutt & Parker describe it as “a truly stunning and aspirational property of wonderful proportions which needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.”
During the last five years, the current owners have completely redecorated, working with English Heritage. Original period features include sash windows with full original shutters, herringbone patterned flooring, mouldings and architraving, grand Georgian carved mantles and marble fireplaces.
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The ground floor is served by Corinthian pillared grand entrances to the front and rear which open to two impressive interconnected reception halls. Adjoining is an elegantly proportioned drawing room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the grounds and double doors through to the formal dining room. You also have a family room, a fantastic contemporary kitchen and breakfast area with doors leading out to a terrace.
On the first floor there is the master bedroom suite and the principal guest suite, both with dressing rooms and high quality bathrooms, equipped with rolled top baths and walk in showers. There is a third bedroom on this floor, perfect for a study or a young child/baby. On the second floor there are two further bedrooms with en-suites, as well as a nursery/single bedroom and a linen room. This floor also boasts a substantial library complete with custom-built cabinetry.
The lower ground floor offers a cinema room with projector and drop down screen, surround sound and mood lighting, a housekeeper’s room/butler’s pantry, a wonderful original wine cellar, a gym/games room and a large laundry/utility room.
Outside there is a sweeping driveway and beautiful landscaped gardens as well as a private terrace.
For more information contact Strutt & Parker on 01223 855841.