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Best properties: architecturally striking and curious houses

Nine unique homes that range from historic to futuristic

1

Pen Y Bryn, Llangwyfan, Denbigh

Pen Y Bryn, Llangwyfan, Denbigh  Denbighshire: £850,000 

Denbighshire: £850,000 

A striking grand design in an unrivalled elevated position with impressive, far reaching views. The architect-designed spacious property is contemporary throughout and boasts a Miele kitchen, a cinema room and a versatile open-plan reception room. Main suite, three further beds, two baths, kitchen/breakfast room, three receps, balcony, private driveway, decked veranda, in all about 2.6 acres. 

2

Park Hill House, Torquay

Park Hill House, Torquay, Devon

Devon: £1.5m 

A contemporary waterside home, with stunning views across Tor Bay, located a short stroll from the harbour in the heart of the English Riviera. Main suite, four further suites, kitchen/recep, one further recep, cinema/games room, sun room, office, gardens, garages, off-road parking. 

3

Shades of Grey House, Warwick Road W5

Shades of Grey House, Warwick Road W5 London

London: £4m 

An outstanding detached home in Ealing, designed by the architect Robert Dye, with a large, southeast-facing rear garden, which was designed by Chelsea Award-winner Charlotte Rowe. Main suite with dressing room, one further suite, three further beds, family bath, studio apartment, open-plan kitchen, two receps, study, separate office/gym. 

4

The Penthouse, Maple Court, Alderley Edge

The Penthouse, Maple Court, Alderley Edge, Cheshire

Cheshire: £1.75m 

A newly constructed contemporary home with a large terrace offering outstanding views. Main suite, two further suites, kitchen/dining/sitting room, shared landscaped gardens.

5

63 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds

63 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Suffolk: £595,000 

A historic 15th century timber-framed town house with original features, situated within the medieval centre. The property is Grade II-listed due to its historical relevance and architectural interest. Main suite, one further bed, family bath, two receps, kitchen, cellar, study, walled courtyard. 

6

Willowbrook House and Swallow Cottage, Rye Common, Odiham

Willowbrook House and Swallow Cottage, Rye Common, Odiham, Hampshire

Hampshire: £4m 

Set in lovely countryside with park-like grounds of around 31 acres, this Huf Haus (plus a detached cottage) offers modern living and equestrian facilities. Willowbrook: main suite with dressing room, two further suites, kitchen/breakfast room, three receps, study; two-bed Swallow Cottage, one-bed stable annex. 

7

The Round Lodge, Nether Compton, Sherborne

The Round Lodge, Nether Compton, Sherborne, Dorset

Dorset: £595,000 

A charming, extended Grade II former gate lodge to the grounds of Compton Park, dating from 1826 and with a conical thatched roof. The property comes with a mature cottage garden against a woodland backdrop, and a summerhouse with decking looking out onto a lake owned by the neighbouring property. Main suite, three further beds, family bath, kitchen, two receps, conservatory. 

8

The Vauld Farm, Marden, Hereford

The Vauld Farm, Marden, Hereford, Herefordshire

Herefordshire: £785,000 

A distinctive Grade II* timber framed house, with garden, paddocks and parking, in a quiet hamlet nestled within beautiful countryside with views to the Black Mountains. The property is believed to date from the early 1500s. Main bed with dressing room, one further suite, two further beds, family bath, kitchen, two receps, study, enclosed garden, storage barn, two stables with an outbuilding, gravelled parking area, 2.64 acres. 

9

Seton Castle, Longniddry

Seton Castle, Longniddry, East Lothian

East Lothian: £8m

Robert Adam’s last Scottish commission, in 1789, sits in 13.4 acres close to Edinburgh. Main castle: main suite with 2 dressing rooms, 5 further beds, 3 baths, kitchen, 3 receps, balcony, library, office, music room, 3-bed west wing, 3-bed east wing, outbuildings, helicopter pad.

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