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Property DetailsA historic Grade II Listed Arts & Crafts house in a prominent coastal location. Further detached cottage/annexe available by separate negotiation. Guide price £450,000.A magnificent example of an early Arts and Crafts House.Superb elevated, coastal position with stunning sea viewsFuther substantial detached building available by seperate negotiation.Entrance hall \ Sitting room \ Dining room \ Morning room \ Kitchen \ Master bedroom with en suite bathroom \ Conservatory \ 3 Further bedrooms \ \ Family bathroom \ Garage \ Garden \ Further detached building available.East Court is a magnificent example of an early Arts and Crafts House. Listed Grade II, the house is set in an elevated position enjoying wonderful panoramic views of the English Channel. Originally commissioned by the tobacco magnate, Sir William Henry Wills, the house was designed by celebrated architects Ernest George and Peto in 1889. Built as a seaside holiday home, the house passed to Wills niece, Janet Stancomb-Wills, on his death in 1911.In 1952 East Court was purchased by the Church of England Childrens Society, who ran it as a childrens homefor 30 years. The house was sold in 1983 and used as a school for dyslexic children. East Court School closed in 2009 and was then purchased by the current owners, who have painstakingly restored the property to a private house. In so doing the sellers have searched for and found fittings appropriate to the age and style of the property, thus returning it to its former glory.An unusual covered and gated Lytch style entrance portico leads to the front door. From here a panelled passageway leads into the magnificent reception hall. Marble floors, oak panelling and ornate ceilings set the tone for this handsome house. The principal rooms are all accessed from here. King among these is the drawing room, a superbly proportioned room with fabulous plaster detailing on the ceiling and good sea views. Adjacent is the dining room, an equally fine room with a superb, mainly carved wooden fireplace surround and matching dresser. The library is on the north eastern corner of the house and is fully fitted with shelves and cupboards. Ornate ceiling details are a feature of all the main rooms. Next door is the study, a smaller more intimate room.A service passageway runs behind the oak and leaded light screen of the hallway which leads to the kitchen, a magnificent room with a domed ceiling and panelled walls, and a central glazed fanlight. Double doors lead out to the south facing terrace. The kitchen has been sympathetically designed to fit in with the style of the house with custom made units, a central island and a five oven Aga with adjoining module. Adjacent is a generous utility room. The service passageway leads to a suite of four rooms, which have yet to be modernised and stairs lead down to a three room cellar. At the end of the passageway is a large, marble floored cloak room with a door leading back to the front hall.The wide oak principal staircase leads from the hall to a half landing with a large stained glass window, which incorporates the William Wills monogram. The main landing is a superb welcoming space, with a half landing overlooking the hall. All the bedroom suites are accessed from here.The master suite is on the south eastern corner and has a wonderful double aspect and sea views. The newly fitted en suite bathroom has mosaic tiles and marble walls. This suite is completed by a dressing room. Interlinking with the main bedroom is a small bedroom/reading room with a door into the covered balcony. Two further en suite bedrooms and a fifth bedroom, with an adjoining potential bathroom, complete the first floor accommodation. At the end of the landing a staircase leads to the second floor, where there are six further bedroom
Additional Property InformationThis single family listing located at Victoria Parade, Ramsgate offers five bedrooms. The property is presently selling for $2,324,897.
This property is listed by Simon Backhouse of Strutt & Parker based in England.