This fine old two-storey double-fronted house, called The Terrace, was built as a cottage on The Thames around 1760 and two more floors were added in the 1870s. The house has a romantic history: it was the country home of Le Comte d’Antraigues who fled to France before the revolution and spied for the British.
The current owners bought the house as a ruin in 1977 and completely restored the property, keeping fascinating period features like the rare pressed plaster ceiling in the kitchen/living room. Some original door handles remain, along with servant bell pulls and a pair of tinkling front door bells. An 18th century wine cellar survives in the basement alongside the original butler’s larder with its original door and key.
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Accommodation comprises three reception rooms and a self-contained flat, plus six bedrooms and three bathrooms. Outside is a delightful garden with a summer house.
The Terrace is located in Barnes. Three minutes’ walk from Barnes Bridge station.
The guide price is £3.25m. For further information please contact Savills on 020 8939 6913 or visit www.savills.co.uk.
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