You won't feel hemmed in living in the spacious former home of British design queen Karen Millen. Best of all, you don't have to be a fashionista to appreciate its style.
An immaculate six-bedroom Georgian mansion once owned – and refurbished – by British fashion icon Karen Millen (above) is on the market, and it's tailor-made for those who enjoy stylish surroundings.
The world-famous designer’s stamp has been left on the home she renovated some years ago in the charming village of Wateringbury, near Maidstone in Kent. Her opulent, large antique mirror adorns a wall in the hall, while her Louis XIV-style sofa can be seen in the sitting room.
For an off-the-rack piece of rural property like this, you’ll need to £1.45m to stitch up the deal. Interested? Get in touch with UK Sotheby’s International Realty.
What’s the home like?
Seamless accommodation is on offer, with dramatically tall windows and high ceilings giving a ‘light and airy feel’, according to Sotheby’s.
If you have a lot of furniture, this property is perfect as its rooms are so spacious. Centuries of history are also evident, with its authentic Georgian coving, cornicing and Corinthian columns (below).
The theme of spaciousness continues in the kitchen (above) and family room, which opens out on to a 'pretty walled courtyard', says the agent.
A large hall is currently being used as a billiard room (above), and there is a further generously proportioned sitting room with dining area.
Layout-wise, the master bedroom with dressing room and en suite, three further bedrooms and a bathroom are located on the first floor, while two more bedrooms and a third bathroom can be found on the second floor.
What is interesting about the area?
Wateringbury is near Maidstone in Kent, a county synonymous with beautiful parks, gardens and quaint historic villages. Winding its way through the area is the River Medway, which can be explored by boat, on foot or by bicycle.
The agent says there are good local services in the village of Wateringbury, while the town of Maidstone offers a range of educational, recreational and shopping facilities.
What else can you buy nearby?
1. This charming four-bedroom semi-detached house (below) in Maidstone, a ragstone residence, has plenty of character, as it includes parquet flooring, an oak staircases and panoramic views. It’s on the market for £900,000 with Bairstow Eves Countrywide.
2. Also in Maidstone is this substantial four-bedroom detached house, with a greenhouse, timber shed and further workshop, perfect for any hobbyist. Available for £700,000, you'll need to contact Fine & Country for more details.