Dienstag, 15. Mai 2018

The House of a Literary Giant / Anna Temkin in: Mansion Global / Originally published on May 14, 2018 THE TIMES

Some of Evelyn Waugh’s most famous works, including Brideshead Revisited, were written in Piers Court. The Georgian mansion near Stinchcombe, Gloucestershire, was given to Waugh in 1937 by the family of his second wife, Laura, and the couple lived there until 1956. Their son, Auberon, later recalled in his book, Will This Do?, how he and his siblings knew “the front of the house belonged strictly to my father … one detected his presence as soon as we walked into the pretty hall, with its white and black stone floor and glass chandelier”.

The grounds extend to 23 acres
                                                                         The grounds extend to 23 acres
To the side of the hall there is a drawing room and a library overlooking the parkland. “The kitchen, sitting room and drawing room are all within 20ft of each other,” says Rupert Sturgis of Knight Frank, the agency marketing the property. “The house has a wonderful balance of formal reception rooms [at the front] and everyday living space [at the back]. You can live in and enjoy all of it without having to house an army of Downton Abbey-style staff.” ... [mehr] https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/96982-the-house-of-a-literary-giant

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