An expansive and very rare £12 million Arts and Crafts house is up for sale in Chelsea. John Ruskin certainly would approve of the low built house, which was created by joining together two houses, both built in 1904. The result is a fantastic property overlooking a private garden square in this desirable area of London.

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Measuring nearly 5,000 square feet, the house retains many of its original Arts and Crafts’ features, including leaded light windows, wood panelling and flooring, beams and ornate doors from the period.

The house has seven bedrooms (six en suite), a magnificent staircase leading to two wings on the first floor, cellar, country-style kitchen, two roof terraces off bedrooms at the back, a balcony, 20 by 12-foot courtyard and off-street parking for two cars.

Simon Barnes from Humberts London Residential (020 7225 0433; www.humberts.co.uk), who is selling this unusual property, says it is in immaculate condition and its detailed original features make it particularly attractive for potential buyers.

‘The owners will have access to the communal garden square and security is good with electric gates outside the house,’ he says.

The house is currently rented for £3,700 per week, and for those who would continue to do so, the current tenants are keen to stay on.

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