Homes this old, this intact and this close to Margate’s world-glass galleries are rare. Yet you can have this grand six-bed, five-storey Georgian house for under £1 million.
Meticulously restored, the Grade II-listed house has its original sash windows and shutters, pine floors and half-height wooden panelling – as well as some carefully restored cornicing. An architrave with Corinthian pilasters leads down a yellow corridor to a reception room with an original open fireplace.
The current owners used heritage colour creatively and liberally, giving each room its own character through tile, art, furnishings and paint by Francesca’s Paints with names like Chocolate Colour Pleat Green. Even the façade, with its 11 sash windows, has a wash of pale green.
The house reaches four storeys above ground, via a statement staircase with stripped-back handrail. Wide bay windows upstairs have views over Margate to the sea, and Velux windows in the upper bedrooms draw natural light down through the stairwell. The basement houses the open-plan kitchen and living room, where a Dovre woodburner is set into the timber-framed fireplace. In the rear is a tidy garden with new paving and an entertainment area.
Inigo has priced the house at £925,000.