Stunning views from landmark property

Stunning views from landmark property

As if the extensive and elegant accommodation within this unique home in Winchester were not enough, the stunning view from the elevated position on St James Lane with a southerly aspect over the city to St Catherine’s Hill marks The Pagoda House as a truly unique landmark property.

Grade II listed, the house was built in flamboyant Chinese style in 1848, for Richard Andrews, the five-time Mayor of Southampton and one of the wealthiest men in the south of England. The Pagoda House, originally designed for extravagant entertaining, has also endured periods of obscurity when, for instance it was ignominiously subdivided into three flats for use by Water Board employees, and then became the base for a tutorial school, until returning to domestic use in the late 1970s. The current owners have subsequently carried out a significant and exacting restoration programme, returning the house to its former glory with character features restored and exquisitely displayed throughout.

The accommodation extends to five thousand square feet over three floors and has a degree of versatility with a guest suite on the ground floor, together with informal living space and a superb open plan kitchen; whilst the first floor benefits from the magnificent views and wrap around balcony, which links the orangery on one side, passing the music room and the drawing room, to the open conservatory on the other. There is also a formal dining room and study on this floor.

The master bedroom takes the premium position on the top floor extending into the superb bay window and is of grand proportions with ample storage and a luxurious bathroom. Four further bedrooms, all with fitted cupboards, share the family bathroom and there is also a cloakroom on each of the three floors.

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