Property of the week: A house fit for a Queen

Have you ever dreamt about living like a royal? This week’s property was said to be Queen Elizabeth the first’s favourite residence and was used by the monarchy as a walk-in-wardrobe.

The row of houses is known as The Wardrobe and was built by Henry VII with the sole purpose of storing royal clothing. It was originally one building and was converted into three in 1957.

The last of the three properties is up for sale on a 150-year crown lease that was granted in July 1997.

The interesting thing about this Grade I property is that it encompasses the only remains of Richmond Castle, with one of the original palace walls guarding the private garden. It previously provided access to the Palace Chapel.

Property pictured from the garden (Hamptons International)

This property lies in the South West of London just a few minutes from the town centre and River Thames. The closest station is Richmond station with access to the District line and London Overground services.

 

Dining room decorated with traditional Tudor wooden walls and ceiling beams. (Hamptons International)

The front of the house has private parking guarded by walls. On the ground floor there is a study, drawing room, dining area, utility room and a kitchen/ breakfast room. The property has a Tudor feel with big windows, wooden walls and doors and a traditional fire log.

 

Fireplace with asymetrical design, popular characteristic of Tudor style. (Hamptons International)

The first floor holds three bedrooms and two bathrooms, all dressed in vintage Tudor décor. There is 1314 square feet of loft storage space.

Tiled floor giving a regal feel to the ground floor hallway. (Hamptons International)

The property also features a beautiful private garden with a summerhouse, a pond and an aged Judas tree.

Private garden featuring a pool and Judas tree. (Hamptons International)

 

This property is on sale for £4,000,000 via Hamptons International.