Overlooking the Falmouth harbor in Cornwell stands a beautiful Georgian villa considered one of the finest Georgian townhouses in South West England. The double-fronted villa has recently been renovated using the best materials and work was done by local craftsmen and artisans.
One of Falmouth’s landmark houses, this home is one of a pair of grand waterfront villas. The houses were built in 1792 by Sir Francis Basset, 1st Baron de Dunstanville. The house has been owned by just six families in its history, and while the home was in good shape, it had lost many original features.
The 5,300 sq feet townhouse has been completely restored. Brickwork pointing and interior plasterwork repairs are all lime-based, the Welsh slate roof has been reinstated, and all the six/six sash windows to the front of the house have been replaced, with the rear windows refurbished.
The painstaking restoration also encompasses countless historically based and newly introduced details from England’s finest companies. Where lost, Georgian plasterwork, cornicing, window boxes, shutters, architraves, and door frames were reinstated using existing examples for historical accuracy.
The great antique Kilkenny marble chimneypiece is rescued from a home in Knightsbridge. The walls are painted in green limewash paint by Bauwerk.
The dining room and kitchen are one big open-plan space divided by an arched doorway with fine mouldings. This way, light floods in from both directions creating wonderful light rooms with amazing views.
At the back of the house lies this beautiful country-style kitchen. The cabinets are custom-built for the room by Berdoulat.
Above the double sinks are Dutch tiles featuring specially commissioned designs illustrating many of the house’s previous inhabitants. The brass wall taps are by Barber Wilsons.
This moody sitting room has walls papered in dark grey Lincrusta wallpaper. The painted oak chimneypiece has a wood-burning stove. Next to the window sits the original glass-faced cupboard.
The drawing room has a Carrara marble chimneypiece. The walls are painted in Bauwerk’s “Moth” limewash paint.
In the hallway, the original floorboards have been hand-restored, retaining the originally raised grain and stained a rich brown.
If the interiors don’t wow you, then certainly this view will do it.
The Victorian outshot is home to a fabulous bathroom with, under the pitched ceiling, a William Holland burnished brass bateau bathtub with Aston Matthews brass taps and a rainfall shower above.
The custom-built Berdoulat vanity has Carrara marble resting atop, and two Lefroy Brooks sinks are inset.
On the top floor, you can find the master ensuite. This floor covers 1,000 sq feet and has a spacious bedroom, walk-in closet, a bathroom.
Set in one of the dormer windows is a William Holland verdigris bateau bathtub.
The oak rafters and joists are left exposed and reclaimed Welsh oak floorboards lie on the floor. The warm wooden elements add a barn style to the bedroom suite.
The wardrobes have been made by the acclaimed Cornwall cabinet maker Samuel F. Walsh, with details made to mirror existing joinery in the house.
The bathroom has a spacious Carrara marble-clad shower enclosure, double ceramic sinks and nickel-plated brassware by Chadder and Co.
One of the other bathrooms in painted in pink limewash paint and has a clawfoot tub in front of the window.
The bathroom has a separate shower with marble tilework and brassware by Barber Wilsons.
The house has beautiful gardens from which you have a beautiful view of Falmouth.
This amazing Georgian townhouse is now for sale at Inigo.