A number of Lutyens’s larger country houses have since been converted into flats. There are currently some available for sale, including at Great Maytham Hall, Rolvenden, Kent and Nashdom, Taplow, Buckinghamshire.
The Great Maytham apartments are part of this Lutyens house built from 1909 to 1912 in his “Wrenaissance” style for HJ Tennant. Approached through the entrance gateway under a hipped roof with a clocktower, it has elevations of blue-grey brick with red-brick dressings under a hipped tile roof with dormers and brick chimneys. Now Grade II*-listed, it stands in 17 acres of communal gardens including a walled garden, the inspiration for The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. A number of apartments are currently available, ranging from £485,000 to £600,000. All are listed on Rightmove.
Nashdom was designed by Lutyens from 1905 to 1909 for the Secretary of State to Czar Alexander II, Prince Alexis Dolgorouki and his wife, Princess Frances. In 1929, the house was bought by Benedictine monks and became known as Nashdom Abbey. It was converted into apartments in 1997, with residents now able to enjoy the 17 acres of communal grounds, tennis court and swimming pool. A selection of flats in this Grade II*-listed building are available through Chewton Rose, with prices between £275,000 and £635,000.
Agents’ contact details:
Chewton Rose: www.chewtonrose.co.uk Cridland & Co: www.cridlands.co.uk
Sara Batting: www.sarabatting.co.uk Rightmove: www.rightmove.co.uk
Richard Page is marketing director for the London & Premier brands of Countrywide plc, and has advised on the sale of many Lutyens houses. Do please contact him with any Edwin Lutyens-related property news at firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: prices and availability correct at time of going to press.