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Lion Gate Gardens
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Lion Gate Gardens
Two of the borough’s lesser spotted beauties have fluttered onto the market. Neil Conway takes a longing look.
As sightings go, this one is as rare as a cuckoo at Christmas.
Not since the late 1950s has this exquisite Victorian house in Kew appeared on the open market. Harold Macmillan was in Number 10; debutantes were still being presented at court; the Beatles were just insects misspelt.
Now, for the first time in 55 years, the double-fronted detached home in Lion Gate Gardens is available – and for less than £4m too.
Set within half an acre of land, the old place may require modernisation, but it remains a wonderfully elegant, well-proportioned property with a wealth of fine period features. Even now, whoever buys this house will never have had it so good.
Five bedrooms, two bathrooms, front and rear reception rooms, kitchen, breakfast room, ground floor shower room, cellar, stables, garage, gardens, off-street parking and more. 130 ft frontage.
Guide price: £3.75m. Call Antony Roberts on (020) 8940 9401.
Meanwhile, a stunning family home on the lower slopes of Richmond Hill is also up for grabs.
No restoration required – this one is in mint condition – but the property in The Vineyard has scope for extension on both the ground and first floors.
Raised ground floor accommodation comprises drawing room, dining room and conservatory, plus a fabulous kitchen/family room opening out onto the beautiful 95 ft x
45 ft garden. Climb the stairs and you’ll find five bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first and second floors.
Access to a garage and off-street parking – always a consideration on Richmond Hill.
Call Jackson-Stops & Staff on (020) 8940 6789.