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10 of the Best Properties with Grand Facades on the Market Right Now

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10 of the Best Properties with Grand Facades on the Market Right Now

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From Dorset to Italy, these 10 properties boast impressively grand facades…

1. Maybanks Manor, West Sussex

Maybanks Manor

An excellent country residence set in the bucolic Surrey Hill, Maybanks Manor is more than just a pretty face. The manor boasts ornate cornicing, sash windows, grand fireplaces which give the place a feel that’s equal parts homey and grand. The 11-bedroom home has been lovingly restored to offer over 9,500 sqft of living space in the main house, including all the frills; a study, wine cellar, wine store, workshop, laundry room, study, stables, double garage and wood store among them. Available through house. for £4.6m


2. Regent’s Crescent, London

Regent's Crescent

There are few facades in London as instantly recognisable as Regent’s Crescent. The half-moon winds around to form one of the prettiest apartment buildings in London, and the city’s only Grade I listed new build. Once completed early next year, the iconic landmark will be home to 67 new apartments and nine Garden Villas, giving residents exclusive access to a spa, swimming pool, sauna, steam room, private cinema, valet-operated underground parking and 24-hour concierge so you’ll never miss a parcel again. Of course, there’s also the matter of the covetable access to the exclusive Park Crescent… Available through Regent’s Crescent from £2.9m

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3. Woodfold Hall, Blackburn

Woodfold Hall

Grand in every sense of the word, Woodfold Hall’s imposing facade is approached through remote controlled entrance gates along a picturesque tree-lined driveway. This generous 3-bedroom apartment affords all the comforts of luxury modern living set in a magnificent 19th century hall, boasting everything from original sash windows to remote controlled curtains. Available through Fine & Country for £680,000

4. Hills End, Berkshire

Hills End, Berkshire

This elegant country house has been built to the highest standards, and one would be surprised to learn it’s a new-build. Set within 1.75 acres of landscaped gardens, Hills End is a magnificent Palladian mansion that’s every bit as luxurious on the inside as its facade. Accommodation sprawls three-storeys with a west-facing sky terrace, swimming pool and spa complex offering on-site entertainment. Enjoying a secluded position with not a car in sight, Hills End is an incomparable escape from the city. Available through Savills for £22m

5. No. 1 Palace Street, London

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Enjoying an enviable position directly opposite Buckingham Palace, No. 1 Palace Street was built in 1861 and has long sustained an affiliation with British Royalty. The impressive Buckingham Gate facade houses the building’s equally impressive mid 19th-century Italian Renaissance style. Bright and airy apartments do their spectacular surroundings justice, featuring exquisite marble, beautiful Versailles parquet flooring, high ceilings and first-class finishes all around. Available through No. 1 Palace Street from £2.55m

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6. Chianti Classico, Italy

Italy Chianti

As if lifted from a fairytale, this stunning Italianate home resides in the heart of the Chianti Classico. Comprised of a main villa, stone farmhouse and a Neo-renaissance chapel (all sensitively restored), the property dominates the surrounding Tuscan landscape which features vineyards, olive groves and cypresses in abundance. The Neo-Renaissance style white facade stands imposingly against the countryside, with its double flight of stairs offering added grandeur. Available through Sotheby’s International Realty Italy for €12.5m

7. Monteagle House, London

9 Riverdale Road

Situated in the desirable Richmond area, Monteagle House’s striking Victorian facade is an especially pretty property in a tree-lined road of pretty properties. Approached via electronic security gates and then steps which lead up to the main house, you’ll find yourself in the spectacular octagonal reception hall. Similarly, Monteagle’s generous living spaces split off the octagonal centre in a unique and stylish manner. Available through Knight Frank for £4.95m

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8. Pamphill Manor, Dorset

Pamphill Manor

Picture perfect, the wisteria-laden facade of Pamphill Manor epitomises the country home’s perfect mix of homeliness and grandeur. A magnificent 17th century Grade II listed Manor House still boasts architectural features including pillars in the central hall, period fire places, wall panelling and window shutters. The kitchen-cum-breakfast-room is fitted out with oak units and an oil-fired Aga; a perfectly quaint setting for languid Sunday mornings with the family, while the impeccably maintained gardens with greenhouse and tennis court provide afternoon activities galore. Available through Savills for £2.25m

9. Shurland Hall, Kent

Shurland Hall Kent

One for those who are  true believers in the adage that a man’s (or woman’s) home is his castle, Shurland Hall presents a rare opportunity to live in one of the UK’s finest historical homes. The stunning 16th-century gatehouse commands an elevated position which offers sweeping views over its grounds, its boating lake, neighbouring farmlands and beyond. Period charm manifests in a spiral staircase, octagonal turrets, exposed timber floorboards, a marble open fireplace and superb wooden panelling to the walls. Available through Fine & Country for £2.5m

10. Brackenholm, Harrogate

Brackenholm - Carter Jonas - Rear Elevation

If you like your grandeur with a side of modernity, Brackenholm is the property for you. The subject of a complete remodelling of a traditional Arts and Crafts house, the modern home now boasts a striking, symmetrical facade comprised mostly of glass.   Inside you’ll find design led accommodation with a smoked glass central staircase, full height glazed bi-fold doors and a remote controlled gas fire adding the finishing touches. Ease of living is highly considered with Smart living incorporated at every step of the way, including an integrated TV system, underfloor heating, Sonos sound system and Lutron lighting. Available through Carter Jonas for £3.25m

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