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A Richard Harding Watt Italianate style villa
15th November 2010
Grade II Listed Italianate villa for sale
Lake House, Legh Rd, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8LP
Price £2,350,000

Richard Harding Watt Villa For Sale
To quote from Matthew Hyde’s book A Window on Knutsford, "There are no boring rooms in Lake House". And that's because this Grade II listed mansion was created by none other than Richard Harding Watt.

A glove merchant by trade, his visits to France and Italy truly inspired him and so he collected many French and Italian architectural features from demolition contractors to use in his own houses. He was passionate about design and detail and worked with architects to create unique buildings which have lent a distinctive and somewhat exotic air to the Cheshire market town of Knutsford.

The architecture of this property is outstanding - it boasts a turret, a round tower, pan tiled roofs and cream rendered wisteria clad elevations, punctured by large lead/stained glass windows, all with stone dressings.

Inside the property boasts numerous Art Nouveau carved fireplaces, oak parquet inlaid floors, cornicing and high skirtings.

Outside, the grounds extend to an acre and a half, with formal lawned areas, York flagged terraces, a heated outside swimming pool and stone paths leading to the wonderful water gardens, which are bounded by the River Lily.

Located on a prestigious road in a conservation area, this huge seven bedroom house, is a feast for the eyes and senses and could fool anyone into thinking they were actually in an Italian town and not just three miles from the M6 motorway.

Selling Agents: Jackson-Stops and Staff
Tel: 01625 540340
Web: www.jackson-stops.co.uk




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