House in city East Molesey
230.00 sq.m., 4 bedrooms
€ 1 728 058
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Paper House is a stunning and beautifully presented William and Mary Grade II listed period property, parts of which date from around 1690, offering over 2300 sq.ft. of versatile accommodation over four floors. Originally a small Tudor building, it is referred to in Henry VIII's accounts as the Master Gardener's house.
A house with many historic associations, it is recorded as being in the possession of Capability Brown in the 1760s and once formed part of The Old Court House, the official residence at Hampton Court of the Surveyor of the King's Works, an office held by, amongst others, Sir Christopher Wren.
Paper House boasts a wealth of period features including tall sash windows (some with original shutters), fireplaces and wonderful high ceilings creating a bright living space.
You are welcomed into the charming galleried entrance hall featuring Corinthian pillars and an oeil de boeuf window above the door. To the left of the hallway is a delightful reception room currently used as a dining room. This is a beautifully proportioned room featuring a bespoke painted wooden floor, intricate cornicing and hand painted ceiling height frieze. The kitchen/breakfast room can be found at the rear of the house and is fitted with traditional style cabinetry, a Belfast sink and Neff integrated appliances. There is ample space for a dining table.
A back gate provides access to the pretty cobbled courtyard with garages beyond. Adjacent to the kitchen is a guest cloakroom which completes the accommodation on this floor. Stunning trompe l'oeil decorated walls follow the staircase up to the first floor where you will find a second reception room, currently used as a drawing room. Tall sash windows look over Hampton Court Green and flood the room with an abundance of natural light. An open fireplace with marble hearth and flame effect gas fire features an overmantel dated 1721. The master bedroom can also be found on this floor and benefits from an en suite bathroom and built in cupboards.
On the next floor are two further bedrooms one of which currently serves as a library with custom made bookcases. Like the drawing room below, the library benefits from views over the Green. The family bathroom is also located on this floor.
The fourth bedroom can be found on the top floor with views towards the river and eaves storage.
Externally the property is approached through a pretty wrought iron gate into a walled garden paved with York stone. To the rear is a south facing private courtyard patio garden. The house also benefits from a garage and the use, by arrangement, of parking at the Yacht Club.
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