Home Property Michael Faraday’s 18th century grace and favour house in Hampton Court is for sale

Michael Faraday’s 18th century grace and favour house in Hampton Court is for sale

by LLP Staff Reporter
16th Sep 20 3:00 pm

Dexters, specialists in the sale of period houses, has launched Faraday House, Hampton
Court to the market. This Grade II Listed 18th Century house was once lived in by Michael
Faraday and is available for sale for the first time in 23-years.

Michael Faraday, 1791 – 1867, was an influential English scientist most famous for his discovery of electro-magnetic induction and the invention of the electric motor. Faraday House, previously known as the Master
Mason’s House, was a Grace and Favour house awarded to Faraday by Queen Victoria at the
request of Prince Albert for Faraday’s lifetime devotion to science. He lived there until his
death in August 1867.

This substantial house offers over 3,000 sq. ft of living space with five bedrooms, three
reception rooms and two bathrooms. Complete with large sash windows, original shutters and
wood panelling, this wonderful Georgian house is full of character and history.

The impressive entrance has a beautiful original staircase with steps down to the family room which leads to the kitchen breakfast room and on to a conservatory. There is a large dining room and an L shaped reception room, perfect for relaxing with family and entertaining friends.

At the back of the house there is a fantastic south facing garden with rear access to the garage and parking.
The current owners have beautifully updated the interior whilst retaining charming period
features that make this home so incredibly unique.

Faraday House is only moments from the River Thames and Hampton Court Palace, the home
of Henry VIII, with 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of historic parkland.

Hampton Court train station is just across the river, as is Bridge Road which offers a range of boutique
cafés and restaurants to choose from. Bushy Park, one of the Royal Parks’ is located nearby.

Anne-Marie Desborough, Director of Dexters Hampton said, “With its grand interiors,
illustrious former owner and proximity to the River Thames and Hampton Court Palace,
Faraday House is a magnificent four storey home in a truly historic location.

“This Grade II Listed 18th Century house is full of character, charm and original features and would make a
wonderful family home. With the river and Bushy Park on your doorstep, there is plenty of
opportunity for leisure activities.”

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