A couple of months ago,
I was sitting on a park bench, waiting for my car to be serviced.
I could not help but notice this house in the distance.
It stood out from across the way with it's light blue trim
and I quickly fell under it's spell.
Naturally, I had to get up closer and being the good blogger that I am,
I had a camera with me. This house cried out for TLC. I took a few photos
and have since passed it many times. I noticed that someone had the good sense to buy it
and I hope they will keep the integrity of the house. I often wondered what the house looks
like inside and what the new owners will do with this historical home.
Today, my curiosity got the best of me and I was delighted
to find a link to the house.
Since history is everything in England, I enjoyed reading...
The house was built circa 1700 in the Reign of Queen Anne.
Past owners include the eminent General Sir John who served
in the Napoleonic Wars, a 19th Century Publisher, Leonard Seeley
and more recently a distinguished water chemist, Dr Ewart Akeroyd,
who pioneered survival kits for WWII seaman and air crew.
There you have it.
Many of the period features of the house are still intact.
The pebbled pathway to the front door pre-dates the house and is apparently
of Tudor origin. High ceilings, cornicing, decorative panelling, superb fireplaces,
charming reception, impressive inner hall with domed ceiling,
magnificent drawing room, impressive staircase
small garden room....and on and on.
In this house?
and the house around 1958...
Don't you just love it when life is filled with little surprises!
I look forward to seeing what comes next.
There certainly are a number of possibilities!
What would you do?
Photos and information about the house, here.