Inside A £75,000,000 Countryside Estate From The 17th-Century | On The Market | Architectural Digest

  • čas přidán 23. 09. 2023
  • Today Architectural Digest brings you to Denham Place, a 17th-century country estate situated just 30 minutes from central London. Built in 1688, this historic property is on the market for £75,000,000 and has just completed an extensive 8-year restoration. An incredible 12 reception rooms, 12 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, and grounds inspired by Versailles, make this stately home palatial-and with past residents including the Bonaparte Imperial family, it is a house truly fit for royalty.
    Director: Skylar Economy
    Director of Photography: Stephen Ley
    Editor: Ron Douglas
    Host: Crispin Holborow; Alex Kravetz
    Producer: Chase Lewis
    Line Producer: Joe Buscemi
    Associate Producer: Josh Crowe
    Production Manager: Melissa Heber
    Camera Operator/Drone: John Gogarty
    Audio: Nick Ware
    Production Assistant: Jack Haynes; Holly Smythe
    Post Production Supervisor: Andrew Montague
    Post Production Coordinator: Holly Frew
    Supervising Editor: Christina Mankellow
    Assistant Editor: Andy Morell
    Colorist: Oliver Eid
    Special Thanks: Sophie Bremner
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  • Hey Hoe
    Hey Hoe Před 2 měsíci +337

    You’d have to have a staff the size of a small village to keep things running properly. One person alone just to keep the draperies dusted! Massive undertaking.

    • Jillian Maloney
      Jillian Maloney Před 2 měsíci +22

      Yeah bless the ppl saving these places…I was just thinking of all the dust too. It looks fantastic inside but the outside needs some love and I’m sure it was a multi million restoration already. So wild to think how many less tools they had to construct homes & how much more ornate they are.

    • Omg I am so triggered but
      Omg I am so triggered but Před 2 měsíci +17

      If u got 75 mil quid to buy this chances are u can probablly afford to have some staff lmao

    • Hey Hoe
      Hey Hoe Před 2 měsíci +9

      Triggered - it’s not so much the money but the attention and energies you’d have to direct towards something that palatial. At the very least you would be managing the people who manage the staff. Gorgeous in every detail you probably get more than you bargained for.

  • Pieter
    Pieter Před 2 měsíci +217

    That was a brilliantly done restoration. It looks all very original. Great job.
    It exudes respect for the original craftsmen and design. Compliments

  • Susan Adams -Wauro
    Susan Adams -Wauro Před 2 měsíci +70

    What a stunning restoration. The attention to historical detail is beyond thoughtful, whilst the more modern rooms are tasteful and in keeping with the overall esthetic.

  • A Sentient Blob
    A Sentient Blob Před 2 měsíci +748

    You know they’re catering to a very specific audience when they casually mention that there are two kitchens but don’t bother to show us either of them.

    • Naomi Arram
      Naomi Arram Před 2 měsíci +28

      Yup. And cute pun!!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth Před 2 měsíci +83

      I can’t believe they aren’t showing the kitchens. That’s literally the best part of a house.

    • Mark Hirstwood
      Mark Hirstwood Před 2 měsíci +9

      @Elizabeth That's not what 'literally' means...

    • bcamplite
      bcamplite Před 2 měsíci +64

      ​@Mark Hirstwoodperfectly valid use of 'literally'. What are you on about?

    • J MF
      J MF Před 2 měsíci +37

      My guess is that the kitchens are very modern and don’t fit in with the theme of the video, which is about the historical restoration

  • Elisabeth Ivey
    Elisabeth Ivey Před 2 měsíci +90

    This is a great restoration for a museum, but I wish they had been able to add a little more of real life into some of the rooms to make them more usable. I felt like all that gilded furniture was a little tacky, even in Buckingham Palace you don't see that much gold. I feel like their target buyer is a middle eastern oil billionaire.

  • Debra Jean
    Debra Jean Před 2 měsíci +151

    The ceilings were the most impressive part of this estate.

    • Gi_J._
      Gi_J._ Před měsícem +2

      The whole interior in my opinion.

  • Ann Smith
    Ann Smith Před 2 měsíci +26

    This is the most beautifully considered restoration I have ever seen. Perhaps what makes this restoration so lovely is that it is welcoming as well as bright and cheerful which is rare to see. Heavy furniture, dark paneling and unwelcoming subdued wall color all contribute to an unpleasant interior experience. Thank you for AD for filming this estate and Alex Kravetz for his exquisite vision! Superb!

    • Ars longa vita brevis
      Ars longa vita brevis Před měsícem

      I fully agree with you. I hate those dark, gloomy rooms so loved by most Victorians! I asked for a loan to buy the house but the bank manager told me that I did not qualify for £75.000.000 😭😭😭

  • Dae
    Dae Před 2 měsíci +107

    Can the structural engineer ever get any credit because without them none of this is possible!

  • Ian Danforth
    Ian Danforth Před 2 měsíci +31

    If I had the money, I'd buy this. A restoration that manages to be both respectful of history and creative if I've ever seen one.

  • Spanish John
    Spanish John Před 2 měsíci +209

    great that they kept original features and style rather than making it modern

    • Tatiana ES
      Tatiana ES Před 2 měsíci +2

      “Modern” just means lots of sharp glass, metal and concrete. Human-hostile, faceless, soulless environment. And this mansion has lots of richness and craft to it.

    • ed walker
      ed walker Před 2 měsíci +2

      In the UK they legally have to if its grade 1 listed which this probably is

  • Josh Swain
    Josh Swain Před 2 měsíci +63

    I got a little chuckle out of the chapel being turned into the champagne room. Incredible restoration, wow.

    • Michael Montagu
      Michael Montagu Před 2 měsíci +6

      I stayed at the Painswick Hotel some years ago. The private chapel is now the bar.

  • MisKids
    MisKids Před 2 měsíci +11

    Fantastic restoration and fantastic filming. Please make more videos like this AD!

  • Virtuoso
    Virtuoso Před 2 měsíci +6

    Looks utterly gorgeous! Love the renovation.

  • Arsalan Z
    Arsalan Z Před 2 měsíci +5

    Very stunning restoration and the interior is so well done without being gaudy.

  • Holder Of All Knowledge
    Holder Of All Knowledge Před 2 měsíci +25

    Absolutely magnificent restoration.

  • Denise Roe
    Denise Roe Před 2 měsíci +14

    To own a historic Manor house is a secret dream of mine. But.. I don’t have $100 million pounds and this beautiful house out classes me by a mile. Hopefully the buyers will respect the history and love it.

  • David McNicol
    David McNicol Před 2 měsíci +8

    Extraordinarily beautiful. The restoration is breathtakingly gorgeous. I’ll buy it!!!❤

  • Curious World
    Curious World Před 2 měsíci +15

    It's a gorgeous house, without doubt. Personally, I would have kept the chapel, though. I think one bar is probably enough - even for a house this large. And, it would be more historically accurate. (Just my opinion.) :)

  • n
    n Před 2 měsíci +62

    This is an extremely beautiful estate

    • J M
      J M Před 2 měsíci +1

      7.5m maybe not 75m.... someone is about to drink a coolade out of their fountain but its not going to be me

    • Archie Morrell
      Archie Morrell Před 2 měsíci +4

      @J Mhow can you possible think this is worth 7.5m …

  • moonwalker091000
    moonwalker091000 Před měsícem

    What a beautiful place but I think it should be a museum, not a house. Those ceilings are absolutely stunning!! Thanks for the tour :o)

  • Magical Reality Channel
    Magical Reality Channel Před 2 měsíci +9

    So completely wonderful. I would love to live amidst such incredible refinement. Blessings to whoever the new owners get to be.

  • Erik Conover
    Erik Conover Před 2 měsíci +7

    amazing restoration

  • thehipmusicologist
    thehipmusicologist Před 2 měsíci +52

    Show some footage of it as an under appreciated office building- I’m curious !

    BABYXJAY Před 2 měsíci +8

    the ceilings of each room are magnificent. i could just look up all day in any room and be in awe.

  • E Jo
    E Jo Před 2 měsíci +2

    Beautiful! I love the entertainment area. Looks like a very expensive hotel.

  • Diana
    Diana Před 2 měsíci +17

    I often wonder if the reason why some of these properties are on AD is because the agents can't sell it or are struggling to find a buyer.

  • Walter Van der Wahl
    Walter Van der Wahl Před měsícem

    I would turn it into a hotel and event space as there are very few clients that understand that this property is an investment in time as well. It's a throwback to the way people used to live. A full-time staff would be required. The owners most likely wouldn't live here year-round. Also, it would only appeal to a certain taste. The decor is rather heavy as was the norm in the 17th-18th century.

  • Zveebo
    Zveebo Před 2 měsíci +31

    Honestly the price seems kind of cheap for such a large and well-renovated house in a nice village so close to London. £75m doesn’t usually stretch far there!

    • Simplyveej
      Simplyveej Před 2 měsíci +4

      I think you mean inexpensive, not cheap

    • The Opinionist High Quality Opinions
      The Opinionist High Quality Opinions Před 2 měsíci +8

      ​@SimplyveejWhy would the person mean "inexpensive", rather than "cheap"? It almost seems as though you believe that the use of the word "cheap" will somehow diminish the
      'grandeur' of the place! 😂
      No need to be so precious in the choice of language used to describe this monstrosity of interior design. Nothing could possibly change what this is ; over-the-top ostentation. A nouveau riche nightmare.

    • ed walker
      ed walker Před 2 měsíci

      rich people dont want to live out in the country so these houses are less than you might expect

  • Gemstone Sparkle
    Gemstone Sparkle Před 2 měsíci +9

    Yes, AD, historic videos! I Love that!! ❤

  • Mohammed Al-R
    Mohammed Al-R Před 2 měsíci

    excellent curation of colours and truly a concours restoration.

  • Decorate with Atefeh
    Decorate with Atefeh Před 2 měsíci

    We can be inspired by such a house and decorate our rental 😍

  • Kathleen Weinberg
    Kathleen Weinberg Před 2 měsíci +6

    Beautiful mansions with lots of room and space

  • Joralemon Virgincreche
    Joralemon Virgincreche Před 2 měsíci +5

    A chapel repurposed as a champagne bar! That really tells you everything about our modern era....

  • Joralemon Virgincreche
    Joralemon Virgincreche Před 2 měsíci

    It's a lovely restoration. I wish the music matched the architecture and decor.

  • mena seven
    mena seven Před 2 měsíci +2

    This is a beautiful symmetrical English palace with decorated walls and ceilings and many gardens.

  • Nayla Chaptini
    Nayla Chaptini Před 2 měsíci +7

    I very much appreciate the thoughtful and brilliant renovation, even though this opulence is not my style.
    But embossed leather floors? I have many questions and reservations.

  • Cal Ford
    Cal Ford Před 2 měsíci +3

    Very nice, and nice original style. I wouldn't be able to live there tho, out of fear of damage and tiring of such design

  • Molly Mac
    Molly Mac Před 2 měsíci +15

    The drive and exteriors are lush but the interior decor I couldn’t live with personally

  • Caio Oliveira
    Caio Oliveira Před 18 dny

    You should bring more UK houses to the channel.

  • NelsonClick
    NelsonClick Před 2 měsíci +1

    Advice to the one buys it: 75M pounds is a lot of money so make sure it has a new roof (look at it in this video) first and check the viability of the plumbing, electrical and HVAC. When this house was built they didn't have such things. It looks like the bulk of the restoration was focused on decor so it may merely be an expensive flip. You know these types. It's all about appearances (because they see themselves as artists) and the mechanical (logic, heavy lifting and blue collar labor) is someone else's problem.

  • ElChapo 45
    ElChapo 45 Před 2 měsíci +5

    Perfect "eye's wide shut" party house 🤟

  • Dionisius Kusuma
    Dionisius Kusuma Před 2 měsíci +3

    You need Downtown Abbey amount of staffs to keep this mansion running. Bless to people who may afford such lifestyle

  • 408Magenta
    408Magenta Před 2 měsíci +18

    I was really holding out for 15 bathrooms otherwise it is a wonder.

  • keosh777
    keosh777 Před 2 měsíci +3

    I want this estate. Perfection !!!

  • mommum
    mommum Před 2 měsíci

    I feel like there are way too many people in the world who would snap this up and not appreciate it … not fair… :(

  • Ranto N
    Ranto N Před měsícem

    wow, amazing residence.

  • FauxYeahJandy
    FauxYeahJandy Před 2 měsíci

    Obsessing over the 1700 ceiling artwork. OBSESSING! 😍

  • Meliani
    Meliani Před 2 měsíci +4

    I may or may not try and build an estate inspired by this one in The Sims

  • MHO
    MHO Před 2 měsíci +1

    Magnificent !❤

  • Thomas Bowers
    Thomas Bowers Před měsícem

    Someday, I’ll have a house with yellow silk curtains, but for now I will dream!

  • Noah Douglas
    Noah Douglas Před 2 měsíci

    Too beautiful to be lived in

  • That_Umbrella(--Girl
    That_Umbrella(--Girl Před 2 měsíci

    For me, the magic begins at 6:50 🎉

  • Troupe Goal
    Troupe Goal Před 2 měsíci +2

    Amazing house restoration but why on earth have they not replaced the garden slabs? They look as if Capability Brown himself laid them down.

  • John Bowden
    John Bowden Před měsícem

    These properties seem like they are basically just stores of immense wealth. Why & how & whether people should have that much wealth is another matter altogether…

    BABYXJAY Před 2 měsíci +1

    how much would a place like this cost back then?

  • Zabina
    Zabina Před měsícem

    literally WHO would ever feel worthy of living in such a house

    SOPHISTICATED SWINE Před 2 měsíci +1


  • Dr. 100 PurrScent
    Dr. 100 PurrScent Před 2 měsíci +2

    STUNNING!!! 😍

  • 092bwe
    092bwe Před 2 měsíci +1

    You would think they’d clean the exterior for that price tag

  • BW in NJ
    BW in NJ Před 2 měsíci

    The Bond Bar and Lounge are the estate’s MVPs

  • Angry Irishman
    Angry Irishman Před 2 měsíci +1

    This is beautiful and is made for a King!

  • Slavko Pejic
    Slavko Pejic Před 2 měsíci

    I really do like the Bond bar.
    How much just for that since I'm not interested in the rest of the museum? 😁

  • Sami
    Sami Před 2 měsíci +2

    Felt like, " this might be the place where pride and prejudice had happened in real life"

  • Stephen P
    Stephen P Před 2 měsíci +1

    So strange that this place used to be an office

  • Marc Johnson
    Marc Johnson Před 2 měsíci +1

    A place I’d love to visit but wouldn’t enjoy living in

  • Sunny Now and Then
    Sunny Now and Then Před 2 měsíci +5

    What is the story of this place? Why is it for sale? It certainly was nicely redone.

  • James Latief
    James Latief Před 2 měsíci +1

    It's such a beautiful restoration, but why couldn't they just clean the roof properly?

  • Chris
    Chris Před 2 měsíci +1

    so we're just gonna not talk about the principal bathroom floors???

  • mekkio77
    mekkio77 Před 2 měsíci +1

    You know that place is haunted. Some aristocrat refuses to move on and is sticking around to make sure the estate is maintained.

  • tiffany curtis
    tiffany curtis Před 2 měsíci +1

    Beautiful 💛

  • Ed
    Ed Před 2 měsíci

    I feel they should include the whole village as a cherry on top if you buy the house.

  • A Home
    A Home Před 2 měsíci

    I’d consider it…but they’d have to come down £74,750,000.

  • deacondan63 Clark
    deacondan63 Clark Před 2 měsíci

    Exceptional completely speechless

  • William Drijver
    William Drijver Před 2 měsíci +17

    Centuries have past but the motives still are the same: such egotrip vanity houses were and are built to show off wealth and power. An attempt to impress. Everything oversized, kitschy shiny glamour objects and colors, and formal gardens where practically no animals can live.

  • Nicole
    Nicole Před 2 měsíci +1

    Amazing ❤

  • Juliet Phillips
    Juliet Phillips Před 2 měsíci +2

    Holy moly! The words, "Your Highness", "Your Majesty", come to mind!

  • pearpenguin
    pearpenguin Před 2 měsíci +2

    If you get the roof cleaned and pressure wash the stones in the garden I'll ask my wife if I can buy it.

  • A Home
    A Home Před 2 měsíci

    Love the Herman Leonard photograph of Dexter Gordon at 6:21

  • TheReverb1
    TheReverb1 Před 2 měsíci

    Hello; thanks. What I do not understand is how you can remove the paint layers WITHOUT damage the paintings? or were painted again?

    • Armada
      Armada Před 2 měsíci +2

      They were painted again

    • TheReverb1
      TheReverb1 Před 2 měsíci +1

      @Armada They should mention these new great restorers (painters)

  • Dominik
    Dominik Před 2 měsíci +14

    Has to be one of the most amazing homes I've ever seen. However it's not worth £75M, I would say a reasonable price would be around £30-£45M

    • Rexx Bailey
      Rexx Bailey Před 2 měsíci +2


  • Ninja Boy
    Ninja Boy Před 2 měsíci

    I couldn't even afford the property tax

  • The Herd
    The Herd Před 2 měsíci

    Does this amazing house come “as is”.. complete with all furnishings?

    • Glen
      Glen Před měsícem


  • clara adeyeye
    clara adeyeye Před 2 měsíci

    Wow Magnificent!

  • househaxs
    househaxs Před 2 měsíci +6

    I mean it’s a mix of gaudy opulence with bespoke handiwork but also oppressively ornate features with a discombobulated array of patterns and textures and massive rooms that shout “where is everyone?”

  • Maria das Santos
    Maria das Santos Před 2 měsíci

    Mr Kravetz has done an amazing job.

  • Kmritchi Kmritchi
    Kmritchi Kmritchi Před 2 měsíci +1

    All that brand new furniture has to go. Replace it with genuine antiques, not replica new furniture. As well as the agent calling it a “palace” -what’s up with being a real estate agent and not knowing what house words mean.

  • Mr. X
    Mr. X Před 2 měsíci +2

    It’s so grand!

  • Ana
    Ana Před 2 měsíci +3

    And millions of people have literally no roof. Quite dystopian if u ask me x

    • Peter Freeman
      Peter Freeman Před 2 měsíci

      Why don't those people build a roof?

  • gabbar singh
    gabbar singh Před 17 dny

    Absolute wonder. 👍👍😊😊❤️❤️❤️🌞🌞🌻🌻🇬🇧🇬🇧

  • KayElle
    KayElle Před 2 měsíci +1


  • VSo
    VSo Před 25 dny


  • Michael Boon
    Michael Boon Před 2 měsíci

    Perfect for doing airbnb or homestay.

  • wally neslund
    wally neslund Před 2 měsíci

    At about $94 million, it'd take a billionaire to buy and maintain this place. The taxes alone would be several million a year, not to mention the monthly cost for utilities and staff. But still, it's nice to dream. And buy Lotto tickets...

  • Mohammad Azhaan
    Mohammad Azhaan Před 2 měsíci +3

    I wonder if it is ever weird for the people who buy these estates to live in a house with a family crest you have no connection to...

    • Justin Williams
      Justin Williams Před 2 měsíci +4

      It was clearly designed for an arab royal to buy.

    • Matt Garcia
      Matt Garcia Před 2 měsíci +3

      @Justin Williamsxactly or a Russian oligarch-their gaudy tastes overlap

  • Maria das Santos
    Maria das Santos Před 2 měsíci

    WOW! I definitely live in a hovel.

  • anish shaw
    anish shaw Před 2 měsíci +1

    Peak of Art and Culture.

    • SEG
      SEG Před 2 měsíci +1

      The peak of greed and ostentatiousness. It’s vulgar when you SEE what’s going on in the world and on the planet. Only weak minded people could support the construction of such a thing.

  • Justinian
    Justinian Před 23 dny +2

    This mansion reminds me of Amadeus movie.

  • marcel de echte nederlander
    marcel de echte nederlander Před měsícem

    imponerend tot in de detail.

  • Choogz
    Choogz Před měsícem +1

    I hope the Indian or Chinese guy that buys this enjoys it.