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If you’re looking for properties that make an architectural statement, one of these should tick the box

Barrington Hall, Hertfordshire

Set in extensive parkland, this Grade II-listed property blends classical Georgian architecture with modern amenities. Originally designed by architect John Sanderson in 1735, who also worked on Trinity College, Dublin, the property has undergone a full renovation. The house opens into an impressive portico hall with a staircase leading to the double-height grand reception hall and dining room which feature decorative ceilings, and plaster wall detailing. The property is rich in period detail, although the lower ground floor adds some modern touches – a swimming pool and Jacuzzi sit below the high-vaulted ceiling. Outside, an ornamental lake reflect the hall’s classic elegance.

Details and contact
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 6
Price £15,000,000
Contact Tim Phillips
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Glebe Place, London

Behind this classical Victorian façade lies a modern house with a wealth of contemporary designs, art and architecture. Georgian-born artist and sculptor Tamara Kvesitadze created 13 new artworks for the major living spaces while there are around 130 additional works by other Georgian artists. Every room is an architectural experience as well as a fantastic living space, featuring uniquely designed chandeliers and textured spaces. However, the principal reception room is particularly impressive, with double-height ceilings and a 5.5-metre high mechanical kinetic sculpture by Kvesitadze.

Details and contact
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Price £7,750 per week, plus fees
Contact Isabella Birch Reynardson
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Hill Covert, Gloucestershire

A former 17th century Keepers cottage, this house has been substantially extended and remodelled to effortlessly fuse period architecture with contemporary features. Alongside exposed Cotswold stone walls, mullioned windows and period fireplaces, sits sections of glass floor and ceiling, and full-height windows for plenty of natural light. A beautiful curved beam ceiling is the focal point of the sitting room, while a variety of stone, oak and bespoke floors keep fresh fittings and appliances grounded in tradition. Stunning views can be enjoyed from both inside and out but, thanks to the height of the plot, the property remains concealed and private.

Details and contact
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 4
Price POA
Contact Christian Swaab
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848 Hot Springs Road, Santa Barbara, USA

Inspired by the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, this striking home seamlessly interweaves Spanish, Italianate and Moorish design. The centre portion of the property comprises beautiful arches, glass along three sides, and a large balcony space – allowing light to enter in abundance and for the interior and exterior to become one. Inside, the scale and proportions are worthy of the Alhambra, while tile accents and patterned soft furnishings heighten the Mediterranean feel. The exotic features continue in the grounds, with a koi pond, rock garden and olive grove.

Details and contact
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Price $35,000,000
Contact Billy Rose
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Regent's Crescent Marylebone

Regent’s Crescent, Marylebone, London, UK

Built in 1820 for the Prince Regent, before he became King George IV, and designed by celebrated architect John Nash, this Grade I listed masterpiece has been redeveloped into 67 high-spec homes. Situated in one of London’s great historical landmarks, it includes a range of apartments and garden villas, with 9,000 sq ft of entertainment, wellness and business facilities.

Details and contact
Bedrooms  1-5
Price  POA
Contact  Toby Downes
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