Showing posts from June, 2021

A stunning former rectory near to Cheltenham

“What a stunning former rectory, a most impressive interior. All in just under 2 acres.” Brochure:  Built in 1896  to replace the original, more modest, residence that was destroyed by fire, The Old Rectory has been built on a grand scale to satisfy the tastes of the wealthy Canadian wife of the rector, who was the youngest son of the Earl of Coventry.  Sadly, she died before the house was finished and the rector elected to live in a smaller house nearby. The house was let by the church until it was sold in the 1950's. It was used to run a successful business incorporating a licensed wedding venue and bed and breakfast with holiday cottages until bought by the current owners who have returned the house into a comfortable family home. Marketed through Knight Frank Country Department from 13/03/2021 for £2,850,000   More

Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis’ Striking Modern Farmhouse

Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis’ Modern Farmhouse in Los Angeles, California Celebrity power couple Ashton Kutcher and wife Mila Kunis gave “Architectural Digest” an inside look at their six-acre property, complete with a main house connected to a guesthouse/entertainment barn. The couple started the five-year journey by creating separate Pinterest boards and were surprised to see “90 percent of the images we selected were the same”, according to Kutcher.  Constructed using reclaimed wood, board-foam concrete, and glass, the couple wanted a sustainable home and ended up commissioning Howard Backen of Backen & Gillam Architects to design their abode as he is a “master of the so-called modern farmhouse”, according to Architectural Digest. Backen praised the couple and stated, “Ashton and Mila are two of the smartest, most inquisitive people we’ve ever worked with. We talked about everything from beam sizes to the details of the cross bracing to the junctures of the wood planks and co

Eerily Beautiful Gothic Mansion

  “An imposing house that you would imagine writers of horror movies have in mind when they write about Gothic mansions. Eerily beautiful and with 404 acres, a magnificent opportunity for a wonderful estate.” Brochure: At the heart of the estate is an exceptional 19th century principal house designed and built by Thomas Johnson of Litchfield in Tudor Gothic style, and listed Grade II* for its architectural and historic importance... continue reading On the market with Savills for £6,250,000 (June 2021)