Anglophiles awake! A masterpiece designed by Britain’s last great country house architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, can be yours for only $7 million. The eight-bedroom manor, a red-brick homage to Christopher Wren called the Salutation, is located in the medieval port town of Sandwich, about 75 miles east of central London.
On the interior, Lutyens tweaked a Palladian nine-square plan to accommodate a segregated domestic arrangement typical of the Downton Abbey era. Served and servant spaces are strictly demarcated and ingeniously interwoven. Interestingly, one of the more spectacular interiors is located in the service wing: a double-height kitchen, lit by mullioned clerestory windows.
The Salutation was completed in 1912 as a retreat for three bachelor brothers. The current owners maintain the property as a high-end B&B. They have lavished particular attention on the 3.4-acre walled garden, which was originally planted by Lutyens's frequent collaborator Gertrude Jekyll.
The grounds also include a tea room, gardener’s cottage, gate house, and other outbuildings, which together add another eight bedrooms to the total accommodation.
British estate agent Knight Frank is handling the sale.