See inside this treasure trove of artefacts for sale for £650,000
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If you thought the US TV series called The West Wing was full of drama, you really haven't seen anything compared to this truly intriguing barn conversion which has so many stories to tell.
For a start, the fact it is even still standing is incredible because it was virtually flattened by the storms of 1987 and the owner then spent the next few years putting it back together almost literally brick by brick. He did so making two fabulous dwellings, one of which, his home, is now for sale. But there's much more as this property is a fascinating and eclectic mix of the owner's collection of artefacts and reclaimed architectural objects which he has brought together in a lifetime of renovation projects across the country. Everything from a pair of Doric columns standing outside from a font in the reception hall to home made gargoyles can be seen as you walk through room by room. Guy Storrs, marketing the property on behalf of William H Brown Select, said: 'It is a truly extraordinary property featuring a treasure trove of artefacts, it is utterly fabulous - literally a home of fables.'
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Many items have been made by the owner himself such as exquisite carvings on the staircase and the wrought iron window openers and door furniture.
Every decorative feature, every stone, every floor tile and virtually every detail, both large and small, has a story to tell.
However, it stands in its own right as a spacious home with outbuildings and gardens on three sides, a folly, a secret water garden, a dovecote and the kind of garden 'shed' which you can only dream of!
Inside is a reception hall with the font and walls with classical baroque mouldings, cherubs and figure heads, a sitting room with a working fireplace, orangery, dining room, garden room with a vaulted ceiling and a kitchen/dining room, again with a vaulted ceiling. Upstairs, off a galleried landing is a master bedroom and four further bedrooms as well as a bathroom and library.
Outside the property is approached over its own driveway featuring reclaimed stately home quality cast iron railings and gates, and leads to parking and turning areas as well as through a gateway round to the large garage/workshop. There are two delightful courtyard style gardens, one featuring statuary and Doric columns. A fascinating find!
West Wing, Felmingham; for sale for £650,000 with William H Brown Select on 01603 221797 or visit www.williamhbrown.co.uk/estate-agents/norwich-select