Influenced by the Dutch, this pleasing, elegant style of architecture flourished between 1701 and 1714 and homes from this period are much sought after here are six fine examples:
Kew Foot Road, Richmond, Surrey £850,000
Built in 1711 and classified as an ‘exceptionally important building’ this is one of a block of three historic houses looking out over the Old Deer Park. From the finely carved doorway you enter a home packed with features including box cornices, dado rails on the stairwell, window seats and shutters.
Contact Jackson Stops & Staff 020 8940 6789; www.jackson-stops.co.uk
Alresford Hall, Alresford, Essex £4,000,000
If you are looking to buy the perfect country estate this stunning 14 bedroom property comes with one 169 acres of woodland and parkland. With views from the main reception rooms over rolling hills and lakes, there are shuttered French windows and magnificent fireplaces throughout.
Contact John D Wood & Co. 01245 344 222; www.johndwood.co.uk
Paris House, East Malling, Kent £1,600,000
With substantial family accommodation and a fantastic entertaining space this beautifully proportioned house is set in a peaceful location on the edge of the village. It has double aspect sash windows in the reception, drawing room and dining room and a study overlooking beautiful gardens.
Contact Knight Frank 01892 515035; www.knightfrank.com
Queen Anne House, Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire £625,000
Very rarely does a property with so many original features come on to the market. The walls are clad in full-height timber panelling; there are polished floorboards, cornicing, sash windows, shutters and inglenook fireplaces. There is also a tranquil and secluded walled garden.
Contact Georgianproperty.com 087 1789 1789; www.georgianproperty.com
Puslinch, Modbury, South Devon £600,000 (21 year lease)
Included in Simon Jenkinss Englands Thousand Best Houses and attributed to a pupil of Sir Christopher Wren this is breathtaking Grade I listed property is offered on a leasehold. The rooms are as they would have been in the 17th Century, including a state bedroom, now the library on the ground floor.
Contact Savills 01392 253344; www.savills.com
Braziers, Chipperfield, Hertfordshire £2,750,000
Set within a popular village surrounded by rolling countryside this classily elegant property has had additions in both the 1800s and 1900s in keeping with the original house. The formal dining room has high ceilings, cornicing and skirting boards as well as a pretty open fireplace with a split pine surround and large sash windows overlooking the front gardens.
Contact Knight Frank 01494 675 368; www.knightfrank.com