Little Thakeham, British architectural masterpiece on American land

This architectural masterpiece was designed by the great British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in the medieval vernacular style. Sir Edwin left the British people some of the most beautiful country houses, public buildings and war memorials but he was, at the same time, very prolific abroad and designed, among other distinguished buildings of interest, Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, Thiepval Arch on the Somme, and the British Embassy in Washington DC.

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Little Thakeham is but another very good example of British architectural heritage which promotes the spirit and substance of Lutyens achievements. The building stands magnificently within its own very beautiful formal gardens and grounds enjoying far reaching views over the countryside.

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The living areas extend to 12,480 square feet and are made up of nine bedrooms, eight bathrooms and a number of impressive south facing reception rooms. These rooms have magnificent fire places, original wood flooring and stone mullioned windows. A special attention is paid to the double height drawing room with its Juliet balcony above the fire place and oriel window which provides a particularly bright entertaining space.

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A professional kitchen, and a family room with utilities are located in the western end of the house beside the sitting room and provide a convenient family wing. Near the kitchen there is a single bedroom annex and another two bedroom cottage. You may add to the list of features of the house a triple garage, a garden store, and a swimming pool with a pool house.

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