A Georgian House in England with a Ballroom

In the center of Faversham, a historic market town in Kent, stands a unique six-bedroom villa that has undergone a meticulous renovation respecting the home’s Georgian integrity. The 6,500 sq ft house features grand rooms, including the original ballroom that has been turned into a grand master bedroom.

The villa was built in the mid-18th century for Julius Shepherd, of the Shepherd Neame family, who took over Britain’s oldest brewery in 1770. The façade of the building is a vision of classical symmetry, with an archetypically Georgian red-brick frontage. In its 250-year history, the building has been a grand family home, boarding school, Constitutional Club, and even nightclub.

dark gray living room

The formal sitting room is a wonderful moody space with walls painted in ‘Down Pipe’ by Farrow and Ball.

dark gray living room with bookshelves and fireplace

The beautiful fireplace features carvings of classical scenes.

dark gray sitting room with hanging chair
kitchen with arched window and island

The open-plan kitchen and dining room span the width of the house. Natural light floods the rooms through two sash windows at the front and a beautiful arched window with partially stained glass in the kitchen.

kitchen with arched window

The bespoke kitchen has been made by local craftsmen and features part wood and part granite worktops.

kitchen detail
utility room with checkerboard floor

The utility room features the original checkerboard floor, built-in storage, and a pantry. This room also features one of the grand arched windows.

colorful curtains
large dining room with cinema chairs

The large dining room features a wood-burning stove set inside a Regency fireplace.

large dining table
hallway with pink house of hackney wallpaper

The hallway features original wooden floorboards and House of Hackney wallpaper.

large bedroom with wooden floor
huge bedroom

Occupying the full width of the building, the former ballroom with its five sash windows overlooking the street, is now the master bedroom. The bedroom features its original sprung wooden floor and a fireplace at either end of the room.

bedroom fireplace

The exposed plaster walls add a raw tone to the room.

arched doorway
dark gray bathroom with copper bath

The master bathroom is painted in an inky shade from Farrow and Ball. The room features Lefroy Brooks fixtures including a ceramic vanity and a William and Holland copper bath

dark gray bedroom with antique poster bed
green bedroom
light gray bedroom
bathroom with fireplace

The second bathroom features raw wooden floors, a freestanding bath in front of the window, and a fireplace.

bathroom with clawfoot bath under window
basement room with bar
garden seating

The house has a charming courtyard garden filled with plants.

walled garden
exterior historic english house
exterior english house
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This unique house in England is listed with Inigo for £1,380,000.