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Wall Hall Mansion - A Master Class In Opulence

6th Jan 2016

Wall Hall in Aldenham embodies old world glamour and boasts an illustrious history. After changing hands numerous times, it was purchased by American banker John Pierpont Morgan, son of the founder of JP Morgan, in 1910. Morgan went on to entertain a range of high profile guests, dignitaries, and royalty at the mansion including the late Queen Mother. World War II saw the estate play host to the US Ambassador Joseph Kennedy, who lived with his family and son John F Kennedy, the future president of the United States. In 1942, following Morgan’s death, the estate was procured by the Hertfordshire County Council and was later used as a national teacher-training college.

In 2009, the estate once again switched hands. Renowned developer Octagon purchased Wall Hall with a view of converting it into one of the most prestigious addresses in the area. The result is an award-winning development of 125 family homes, with the Grade II listed Neo Gothic mansion being a key focus of the project.

The Mansion House - which is set in 55 acres of historic parkland - was extensively and skillfully renovated to feature seven contemporary homes which were sympathetically designed to incorporate the history of the estate. The largest of these apartments is a truly impressive 5,800 sq. ft. residence.

This grand home was initially purchased by its current owners who transformed it into a lavish, one-of-a-kind property. Having invested a further £400,000 on the opulent interior, the result is a truly unique, bespoke home which is complete with elaborate chandeliers, period fireplaces, luxurious finishes, and designer furniture. Throughout, the home combines original features and elegant, contemporary design with each of the grandly proportioned rooms benefitting from high ceilings, an abundance of natural light, and ornate cornicing.

Painstakingly created, this exceptional home is arranged over three floors and spans the entire west wing of the mansion house. The ground floor has been expertly reconfigured to centre around an immense, bespoke Mark Wilkinson kitchen which serves as the heart of the home. Further elements include a plush cinema room, a beautifully fitted reception room, a stunning and extensive principal bedroom suite, three further bedroom suites, a utility room, study, underground parking and beautiful private gardens. The development itself boasts a village green, fully equipped gym, children’s play area, and gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside.

Wall Hall is well situated on the northern edge of Aldenham, 2.5km west of Radlett and 3km northwest of the centre of Watford. It is conveniently positioned in an area of natural beauty yet located within a short distance of local amenities. Nearby facilities include established private and state schools, and extensive transport links including Radlett railway station which is served by First Capital Connect trains as part of the Thameslink Line service which allows a journey time into central London of 25 minutes. The A41, and A5 together with the M1 and M25 motorways are all within easy access.

This property is available for £3,500,000. To arrange a viewing or for further information, please contact joint sole agents Preston Bennett on 020 8954 0060; e-mail finehomes@prestonbennett.co.uk or Knight Frank Hampstead on 0207 317 7966.

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