Welcome to TGP Tidbits where we round up the happenings and our musings of the design industry each week. This week we take a look at some of our favorite homes on the market for an end of the year real estate round up! Written by Natalie Aldridge.
Hotze House: A Turn of The Century Gem
A timeless turn-of-the-century gem known as the Hotze House has hit the market in Little Rock. Constructed in 1900 by Charles L Thompson, a highly prolific architect who created one of the most successful architectural practices in Arkansas, this property stands as a captivating gem waiting to be revitalized. Notably, the stained glasswork and interior finishes were meticulously curated by the esteemed Tiffany’s of New York, adding extra allure and historical significance.
With a sprawling footprint, the house has been impeccably maintained over the years, poised for a creative individual to restore it to its original splendor. Each room tells a story of timeless elegance with its numerous grand fireplaces, stately tall ceilings, and handcrafted millwork. The charm exuding from every corner creates a captivating ambiance, inviting a restoration that honors its rich heritage.
Attempting to capture the beauty and history of this home is a challenge. This distinguished property stands not just as a home but as a living testament to Little Rock’s architectural heritage, something sadly forgotten in much of our country. Seamlessly blending sophistication with functionality in every intricate detail, we hope to see the legacy of this remarkable residence carried on. Boasting 8,339 square feet, this is a lot of home for the price – $1.45M. Let’s take a look inside!
Step inside Turville Grange, a mid-18th century gem nestled in the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire with a storied past. This property seamlessly blends history and modern luxury, meticulously refurbished and now on the market for £12.7 million pounds. Its intriguing historical lineage dates back to 1700, with the main structure erected in 1887. Acquired by the Marquis and Marquise d’Hautpoul de Seyre, close confidantes of Prince George and Princess Mary of Teck, the estate frequently hosted the royal pair. Queen Alexandra added a lasting touch – a wrought-iron replica of the gates of Sandringham, still standing on the property today.
In the 1950s, the home was purchased by Lord and Lady Esher, the latter an American steel heiress. Their son, the acclaimed architect Lionel Brett, took the reins and redefined the house in the elegant Georgian style. With the addition of a front-door surround, dormer windows, and a Tuscan-columned loggia, Lionel Brett’s touch added a timeless quality that fit the existing home perfectly.
In 1966, society swan and then princess, Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy’s sister, purchased the estate with her second husband Prince Stanislaw. The esteemed interior designer Renzo Mongiardino and Princess Radziwill infused the property with her unique style bringing the home into a new era. The guest house even received a playful rename, “The White House,” in homage to her sister and brother-in-law. The estate went on to be featured in Architectural Digest and Vogue and even played host to guests like Princess Margaret, Aristotle Onassis, Harold Macmillan, and Sean Connery. Post the Radziwills’ era, Henry Ford II and Kathleen DuRoss Ford acquired the property, ushering in a new chapter with a design refresh by none other than Colefax & Fowler. Let’s have a look!
Nestled in Denham village, where London and Buckinghamshire meet, Denham Place emerges as a storied gem, echoing tales of grandeur dating back to 1688. This Grade I Listed mansion, sprawled across nearly 43 acres of meticulously landscaped land envisioned by the legendary Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, is a testament to timeless elegance and English heritage. In a noteworthy turn of events, the illustrious property is now poised for a rare sale, with the current owner, business tycoon Mike Jatania, parting ways with this opulent estate.
This historic manor, crafted in the William and Mary architectural style, underwent a meticulous eight-year restoration under the discerning eye of acclaimed designer Alexander Kravetz. The residence pays homage to historical accuracy, with ornate plasterwork, lofty sash windows, and stately rooms steeped in history. The corridors of Denham Place echo with tales of its notable former residents, including the Bonaparte Imperial family, JP Morgan, Lord Robert Vansittart, and James Bond film co-producer Harry Saltzman. For a astounding price tag of £75 million pounds. Let’s take a look at the opulent Denham Place!
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