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Two-bedroom flat in country mansion that looks just like the White House goes on sale for £2M

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A two-bedroom flat located in a country mansion which bears more than a passing resemblance to the White house has gone on sale for £2million south London.   

The Mansion at Sundridge Park near Bromley, is now on the market with Knight Frank. 

Sundridge Park mansion has been restored and turned into 22 apartments. Six of the flats are on sale and the one which costs £2million is a two-bedroom duplex with ‘impressive’ original features.   

The building is based on the design of a Renaissance temple and is set within sweeping gardens that are around 12 miles south of Charing Cross. 

Of the other apartments on sale in the building, two cost £900,000, one costs £1.15million, another costs £1.25million, another is on sale for £1.4million and the other costs £1.9million.  

The enormous home is in a country house that bears more than a passing resemblance to the southern facade of the US Government capital 

The Mansion at Sundridge Park near Bromley, south London, is on the market with Knight Frank

The Mansion at Sundridge Park near Bromley, south London, is on the market with Knight Frank

Sundridge Park mansion has been restored and turned into 22 apartments. The only on sale is a two-bedroom duplex with 'impressive' original features

Sundridge Park mansion has been restored and turned into 22 apartments. The only on sale is a two-bedroom duplex with ‘impressive’ original features

A listing by estate agents Knight Frank reads: ‘The Mansion at Sundridge Park is an exquisite country house fashioned in the form of a Renaissance temple and set within a sweeping landscape of sculptured gardens and woodland walks.

‘This two-bedroom duplex has many impressive original features and benefits from two terraces and access to delightful gardens and woodland.

‘Approaching 3,500 square feet, this unique apartment is spread over two floors, and incorporates The Mansion’s original solid timber, circular, wine cellar.

‘The exceptional drawing room, with three sets of French doors on to one of the apartment’s terraces, has an array of original features including restored shutters and windows, beautiful ceilings with ornate plasterwork, restored wall panelling and an impressive oak fireplace with decorative surround.’

The building is based on the design of a Renaissance temple and is set within sweeping gardens that are around 12 miles south of Charing Cross. The duplex features an open plan kitchen and dining room

The building is based on the design of a Renaissance temple and is set within sweeping gardens that are around 12 miles south of Charing Cross. The duplex features an open plan kitchen and dining room 

A listing by estate agents Knight Frank reads: 'The Mansion at Sundridge Park is an exquisite country house fashioned in the form of a Renaissance temple and set within a sweeping landscape of sculptured gardens and woodland walks'. There is also a large dressing room and an en-suite with free standing bath and a large walk in shower

A listing by estate agents Knight Frank reads: ‘The Mansion at Sundridge Park is an exquisite country house fashioned in the form of a Renaissance temple and set within a sweeping landscape of sculptured gardens and woodland walks’. There is also a large dressing room and an en-suite with free standing bath and a large walk in shower

Pictured is the elegant-looking living room in the two-bedroom apartment in the mansion building

Pictured is the elegant-looking living room in the two-bedroom apartment in the mansion building 

All of the apartments have either two or three bedrooms and one of the £900,000 ones features a circular balcony with panoramic views across the golf course.

The kitchens in the apartments are fitting with integrated Siemens appliances and  

Kitchen is appointed with integrated Siemens appliances, stone worktops and bathrooms with fittings from Villeroy & Boch and Crosswater.

The more expensive apartments feature their own private terraces and have private entrances at the side of the mansion.  

The apartment also features an open-plan kitchen with views of a courtyard, a cloakroom, and private terraces.

There is also a large dressing room and an en-suite with free standing bath and a large walk in shower.

Pictures show the incredible original wine cellar and there is also a pantry and double garage.

It lies close to Sundridge Park Golf Club, which boasts championship courses.

The apartment also features an open-plan kitchen with views of a courtyard, a cloakroom, and private terraces

The apartment also features an open-plan kitchen with views of a courtyard, a cloakroom, and private terraces

Pictured is the large master bedroom in the flat which has enough space for a sofa and two armchairs positioned around a glass coffee table

Pictured is the large master bedroom in the flat which has enough space for a sofa and two armchairs positioned around a glass coffee table

The listing goes on: ‘The Mansion is the ultimate address for keen golfers looking to be just minutes from the clubhouse and also provides a peaceful surrounding oasis of almost 300 acres with spectacular views.’

The US White House lies on Capitol Hill in Washington DC and has been used by every president since John Adams in 1800.

The residence was designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban in a neoclassical style and was modelled on Leinster House in Dublin. 

From 1792-2021: How the White House has changed over the years

The White House was designed by Irish architect James Hoban in a neoclassical style. It was modelled on Leinster House in Dublin which is the location of the Oireachtas (Irish legislature). 

It is classed as a National Heritage Site owned by the National Park Service and is part of the President’s Park. 

Work began on Hoban’s design in 1792 and wasn’t completed until 1800. When Thomas Jefferson moved in the next year he added low colonnades one each wing of the mansion. 

During the War of 1812 the mansion was set on fire by the British Army and the interior was destroyed. Reconstruction took a few years and James Monroe was able to move into the home in 1817. 

A semi-circular south portico was added in 1824 and a north portico was added in 1829. By 1901 Theodore Roosevelt moved all work offices to the West Wing and it was eight years later that William Howard Taft expanded it and created the Oval Office. 

In 1948 the building’s load-bearing walls were found to be close to collapse. Harry S Truman ordered the interior rooms to be dismantled and rebuilt with an internal load-bearing steel frame. 

He also added the Truman Balcony.    

Today’s White House complex includes the six-storey Executive Residence, West Wing, East Wing, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and Blair House, a guest residence.  

The Mansion at Sundridge Park: A refurbished Grade I home visited by Edward VII

The Mansion at Sundridge Park stands on grounds that were laid out by the 19-century landscape designer Humpthry Repton. 

The house itself is a fully refurbished version of the Grade I-listed John Nash mansion where Edward VII attended shooting parties. 

Wealthy London families have lived in the house since the 17th century. 

Sir Claude Scott purchased that house in 1795 and demolished it on the advice of Humphry Repton, building the present mansion on an opposite slope and creating the park. The stuccoed stately home was designed by John Nash and the work was completed under the direction of Samuel Wyatt.

The park became a golf course, with a new clubhouse opened by prime minister Arthur James Balfour in 1903.

Sundridge Park mansion functioned as a luxury hotel until after World War II and became a management centre in 1956. A new block of residential accommodation was completed in 1970.

The grand staircase, plasterwork and 18th-century paintings have now been restored. The homes are reached via the estate’s lodge entrance and a half-mile drive beside the fairways.

Source: House and Heritage 

 

 

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Maurice Investments sell London office building for €30.3m (GB)

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Allsop, acting jointly alongside Anton Page, has completed the sale of the freehold of a Grade A workspace in Aldgate, central London, on behalf of Maurice Investments for €30.3m (£26m). Acquired by Meadow Partners, the price is equivalent to approximately €1120 (£960) per ft² and a net initial yield of 5%.

 

Wool + Tailor, 10-12 Alie Street E1, comprises 27,158ft² of Grade A office and ancillary accommodation over nine floors. It is within a three-minute walk of Aldgate station and a 15-minute walk of six further train and underground stations, including Whitechapel which is on the newly opened Elizabeth line, and is multi-let to five tenants. Maurice Investments had initially acquired the building in an off-market deal advised by Allsop, which also went on to conclude a successful leasing campaign alongside Anton Page.

 

Wool + Tailor was redeveloped in 2019 to include two additional floors and a new façade, with BREEAM “very good” and EPC A and B ratings. It features an eco-friendly biodiverse roof, cycle racks to accommodate up to 36 bikes, and a WiredScore Gold certification with fibre optic internet. Wool + Tailor further benefits from outstanding natural light throughout, which is enhanced by floor-to-ceiling heights of up to 3.3 metres, and a 7th floor communal business lounge with dual aspect terraces offering panoramic views of the City and beyond.

 

Matthew Millman, Partner at Allsop, said: “The sale of Wool + Tailor concludes a highly successful business plan for our client where we advised on the off-market acquisition, letting, then disposal of what has become one of the finest buildings in Aldgate. Wool + Tailor satisfies the requirements of the modern investor and occupier for ‘best in class’ office space with strong ESG credentials, excellent connectivity and plentiful nearby cafes, bars and restaurants.”

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AnaCap secures €59m loan for Paris office deal (FR)

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Tristan Capital Partners’ TIPS One “Income Plus” Real Estate Debt Fund has provided senior debt financing to funds advised by AnaCap Financial Partners, to support the €59.25m acquisition of South Station, a freehold office asset located in Massy, in the second ring of Paris. South Station is a high-quality property ideally located in Massy – the largest economic centre in the Southern Paris area – and is adjacent to the town’s main transport stations (RER and TGV). The asset is one of the most attractive buildings in the submarket offering modern A-grade office space with excellent amenities.

 

The sale and partial leaseback acquisition will see the vendor CGG, a geophysics specialist, remain as the majority tenant. Pramena Investment will act as the asset manager for the property.

 

Ashil Sodha, Director, Debt Investment at Tristan Capital Partners, said: “As TIPS One continues to diversify, we are pleased to have closed our first loan in France. We are focused on lending on high-quality assets with the right ESG characteristics and we believe this loan exemplifies this strategy well. We look forward to working alongside AnaCap and Pramena and supporting them in optimising their strategy for this asset.”

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Barratt and David Wilson invest €45.5m in UK resi market

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Harworth Group plc has sold two residential land parcel at its Waverley and Thoresby Vale developments to Barratt and David Wilson Homes, for a total consideration of €45.5m (£39m).

 

At Waverley in South Yorkshire, Harworth has competed a €33.8 (£29m) land sale which will see the delivery of approximately 450 homes, of which over 30% will be affordable. This represents Harworth’s largest-ever serviced residential land sale by number of plots. The new homes will represent Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ fifth phase at the site and will be situated adjacent to both Highwall Park and the Waverley Lake, benefitting from unique water frontage in an area of the development known as Waverley Waterfront. Construction will follow a bespoke design code, devised in partnership between Harworth and Barratt and David Wilson Homes, that complements the existing Waverley development while maximising the amenity value of the area’s waterfront location. The development will include a pedestrianised promenade, further enhancing the site’s placemaking and connectivity.

 

At Thoresby Vale in Nottinghamshire, Harworth has exchanged on the sale of serviced land capable of delivering 174 homes, for €11.6m (£10m). This represents the second phase of the Thoresby Vale development, following the sale of two land parcels at the site to Harron Homes and Barratt and David Wilson Homes in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Alongside the new homes, Barratt and David Wilson Homes will provide a new surface water attenuation pond and a multi-use path and associated landscaping, which will enhance connectivity and link to the site’s planned primary school and local centre, for which site preparation works are currently underway. The sales conclude an active first half for Harworth’s residential developments, during which over 100% of its budgeted residential land sales for the year were completed, exchanged or under offer, and it also launched its first single-family Build to Rent portfolio.

 

Andrew Blackshaw, Chief Operating Officer at Harworth, commented: “Barratt and David Wilson Homes is a trusted and valued partner to Harworth, and we are pleased to be developing our relationship with these two significant land sales. Harworth is particularly well-placed in volatile markets as our serviced land provides housebuilders with a product which is de-risked and ready to build on from day one. The acceleration of both our Waverley and Thoresby Vale sites will see Harworth stepping through its strategy to take advantage of the placemaking and levelling up that these schemes ultimately bring to these communities. In addition, these sales will enhance the maturation of these socially diverse neighbourhoods when delivered alongside our recently launched single family Build to Rent product, Project Spur.”

 

Ed Catchpole, Joint Regional Director for Yorkshire & Central at Harworth, added: “Barratt and David Wilson Homes has a proven track record of high-quality housing delivery at Harworth sites, and these transactions will help to further accelerate the build-out and placemaking at Waverley and Thoresby Vale. Both sites are also set to benefit from additional investment which will see the creation of new Build to Rent homes and local amenities.”

 

Mark Cotes, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Midlands, said: “We’re thrilled to have secured the land for an extension to our Thoresby Vale development and will look forward to another opportunity to meet the growing demand for housing in Nottinghamshire. Our growing community in Edwinstowe will continue to provide new jobs for local people and we’ll be making further ecological and financial investments as the development progresses.”

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