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

  • čas přidán 14. 07. 2024
  • 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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  • @a_sentient_blob
    @a_sentient_blob Před rokem +1270

    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.

    • @naomiarram5187
      @naomiarram5187 Před rokem +38

      Yup. And cute pun!!

    • @Elizabet_h
      @Elizabet_h Před rokem +119

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

    • @markhirstwood4190
      @markhirstwood4190 Před rokem +11

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

    • @bcamplite621
      @bcamplite621 Před rokem +102

      ​@@markhirstwood4190perfectly valid use of 'literally'. What are you on about?

    • @TheTinKunt
      @TheTinKunt Před rokem +56

      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

  • @heyhoe5962
    @heyhoe5962 Před rokem +547

    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.

    • @jillianmaloney3798
      @jillianmaloney3798 Před rokem +35

      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.

    • @Omgiamsotriggered
      @Omgiamsotriggered Před rokem +39

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

    • @heyhoe5962
      @heyhoe5962 Před rokem +14

      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.

    • @lisaalexander1824
      @lisaalexander1824 Před 8 měsíci +5

      Oooh.. it's glorious..its like burying your face in beautiful lemon meringue wedding cake

    • @Evangelionism
      @Evangelionism Před 20 dny

      ​@@lisaalexander1824That was specific. 😅

  • @debrajean9432
    @debrajean9432 Před rokem +234

    The ceilings were the most impressive part of this estate.

  • @joshandahalf
    @joshandahalf Před rokem +121

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

    • @michaelmontagu3979
      @michaelmontagu3979 Před rokem +13

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

    • @veronicaroach3667
      @veronicaroach3667 Před měsícem

      @@michaelmontagu3979 That seems really challenging all those who think there actually IS 'somebody up there' watching what we do down here !

  • @Diana-ji6mp
    @Diana-ji6mp Před rokem +54

    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.

    • @gely_
      @gely_ Před 4 měsíci +10

      Its literally free marketing bro, its a win win for both parties. AD get views/money, the real estate showers get exposure.

  • @elisabethivey5615
    @elisabethivey5615 Před rokem +207

    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.

    • @clementdedadelsen4065
      @clementdedadelsen4065 Před 9 měsíci +10

      I was going to say the same thing.

    • @jlasf
      @jlasf Před 7 měsíci +6

      Yup. That's the taste level. It's like the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. Or even, to some degree, the Paris Ritz. Too shiny, gold and brightly colored. Someone needs to de-restore it. I would love to see the "before" pictures. The exterior is magnificent.

    • @piusgudoan
      @piusgudoan Před 7 měsíci


    • @KD-wm5po
      @KD-wm5po Před měsícem +1

      Totally agree. It looks vile!

  • @PieterBreda
    @PieterBreda Před rokem +307

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

  • @annsmith7207
    @annsmith7207 Před rokem +46

    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!

    • @arslongavitabrevis5136
      @arslongavitabrevis5136 Před 11 měsíci +2

      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 😭😭😭

  • @healthiswealth6831
    @healthiswealth6831 Před rokem +138

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

    • @guharup
      @guharup Před 8 měsíci +1

      pas d'ami, il n'y a, comment dire, pas d'art en ingénierie des structures

    • @ProducerGio
      @ProducerGio Před 2 měsíci +1

      ​@guharup their is, but its only seen by fellow structural engineers

  • @erikvanconover
    @erikvanconover Před rokem +61

    amazing restoration

  • @thehipmusicologist
    @thehipmusicologist Před rokem +59

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

  • @deniseroe5891
    @deniseroe5891 Před rokem +20

    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.

  • @iandanforth
    @iandanforth Před rokem +55

    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.

  • @susanadams-wauro6716
    @susanadams-wauro6716 Před rokem +93

    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.

  • @curiousworld7912
    @curiousworld7912 Před rokem +29

    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.) :)

    @BABYXJAY Před rokem +13

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

  • @BH-2
    @BH-2 Před 6 měsíci +6

    This is an amazing restoration ! You can see all the original features in their former glory plus all the LED light strips, I bet it would look even more special when it's dark .

  • @user-ht4ms1pq2t
    @user-ht4ms1pq2t Před rokem +66

    This is an extremely beautiful estate

    • @JM-oi9pk
      @JM-oi9pk Před rokem +1

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

    • @archiemorrell5590
      @archiemorrell5590 Před rokem +6

      @@JM-oi9pkhow can you possible think this is worth 7.5m …

    • @thatundeadlegacy2985
      @thatundeadlegacy2985 Před měsícem

      outside looks pretty ugly wonder if you can replace the bricks

  • @vickiadams186
    @vickiadams186 Před 5 měsíci +3

    Magnificent restoration. The attention to detail and opulance is stunning. Much appreciated

  • @julietphillips1991
    @julietphillips1991 Před rokem +3

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

  • @gemstonesparkle7915
    @gemstonesparkle7915 Před rokem +10

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

  • @LightBrightSZ
    @LightBrightSZ Před rokem +7

    A prayer room turned into a place to get pissed LMAO very 21st Century!

  • @dionisiuskusuma1462
    @dionisiuskusuma1462 Před rokem +8

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

  • @fauxyeahjandy
    @fauxyeahjandy Před rokem +1

    Obsessing over the 1700 ceiling artwork. OBSESSING! 😍

  • @VanessaGray_KingswayGlobal
    @VanessaGray_KingswayGlobal Před 7 měsíci +1

    Every inch (shown) is beautifully done. Spectacular ❤

  • @dr.100purrscent5
    @dr.100purrscent5 Před rokem +4

    STUNNING!!! 😍

  • @holderofallknowledge604
    @holderofallknowledge604 Před rokem +29

    Absolutely magnificent restoration.

  • @joralemonvirgincreche
    @joralemonvirgincreche Před 11 měsíci +15

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

    • @carolclowes2221
      @carolclowes2221 Před 2 měsíci

      Yes and the types of people they're catering to
      I will give you the kingdoms of the world if you'll worship me (devil)
      Nobody gets rich by being a decent human being

  • @Zveebo
    @Zveebo Před rokem +34

    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 rokem +4

      I think you mean inexpensive, not cheap

    • @theopinionisthighqualityopinio
      @theopinionisthighqualityopinio Před rokem +7

      ​@@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.

    • @edwalker598
      @edwalker598 Před rokem +2

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

  • @LugoOutdoors-zu5bd
    @LugoOutdoors-zu5bd Před 8 měsíci +2

    It was a massive undertaking, but the results are excellent. The place looks so elegant and regal.

  • @kathleenweinberg6442
    @kathleenweinberg6442 Před rokem +6

    Beautiful mansions with lots of room and space

  • @kayelle8005
    @kayelle8005 Před rokem +2


  • @WahidurRahaman-lr2zg
    @WahidurRahaman-lr2zg Před 4 dny +1

    This is my dream house 🏠 ❤. This is the best house on earth and if i had money I’ll probably bye this house I mean the craftsmanship in this house is so spectacular and amazing. This house is truly a masterpiece.

  • @sophisticatedswine7172
    @sophisticatedswine7172 Před rokem +2


  • @Mystery-195
    @Mystery-195 Před rokem +2

    Magnificent !❤

  • @mohammedal-r471
    @mohammedal-r471 Před rokem

    excellent curation of colours and truly a concours restoration.

  • @Nicole-wx8jy
    @Nicole-wx8jy Před rokem +2

    Amazing ❤

  • @Shayoyeye5223
    @Shayoyeye5223 Před rokem

    Wow Magnificent!

  • @keosh777
    @keosh777 Před rokem +4

    I want this estate. Perfection !!!

  • @WomenofWealthLuxury
    @WomenofWealthLuxury Před 8 měsíci +1

    What a great house. The pinnacle of wealth and luxury!

  • @arsalanz2214
    @arsalanz2214 Před rokem +12

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

  • @AngryIrishman0007
    @AngryIrishman0007 Před rokem +4

    This is beautiful and is made for a King!

  • @mollymac8678
    @mollymac8678 Před rokem +16

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

  • @levipoling5407
    @levipoling5407 Před 8 měsíci +1


  • @jeffreysalley
    @jeffreysalley Před 5 měsíci +1

    This is stunning

  • @barbaradzitko1826
    @barbaradzitko1826 Před rokem


  • @El_Chapo45
    @El_Chapo45 Před rokem +5

    Perfect "eye's wide shut" party house 🤟

  • @miskids5318
    @miskids5318 Před rokem +14

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

  • @mr.x8259
    @mr.x8259 Před rokem +2

    It’s so grand!

  • @man20rn
    @man20rn Před 11 měsíci +2

    wow, amazing residence.

  • @menaseven9093
    @menaseven9093 Před rokem +3

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

  • @josephforsuh6929
    @josephforsuh6929 Před 2 měsíci +1

    Thank you for showing the principle rooms!

  • @ejo5294
    @ejo5294 Před rokem +3

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

  • @NelsonClick
    @NelsonClick Před rokem +9

    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.

    • @Evangelionism
      @Evangelionism Před 20 dny

      Interesting and important point.

    • @varun3771
      @varun3771 Před 16 dny

      Rather just buy dunbeath for 1/4th of the place and with almost 28,000 acres

    • @nicolad8822
      @nicolad8822 Před 2 dny

      Yes of course, it only has one tap in the kitchen and the bogs are lime pits in the garden.

    • @nicolad8822
      @nicolad8822 Před 2 dny

      This is a Grade 1 listed building you don’t put plastic tiles on the roof, or rip out historic interiors.

  • @BwInNewJersey
    @BwInNewJersey Před rokem

    The Bond Bar and Lounge are the estate’s MVPs

  • @timothylaws4549
    @timothylaws4549 Před 3 měsíci +1


  • @justjacqueline2004
    @justjacqueline2004 Před rokem

    Mr Kravetz has done an amazing job.

  • @jonathanraven5939
    @jonathanraven5939 Před 20 dny

    I can only say “WOW”

  • @nchaptini1
    @nchaptini1 Před rokem +11

    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.

  • @408Magenta
    @408Magenta Před rokem +19

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

  • @calford2001
    @calford2001 Před rokem +4

    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

  • @marcburns508
    @marcburns508 Před 8 měsíci +2

    Absolutely beautiful. Very tastefully done.

  • @bevcovich7861
    @bevcovich7861 Před 5 dny

    I think it’s absolutely beautiful.

  • @hildalopez1252
    @hildalopez1252 Před 2 měsíci

    Oh to have that kind of money and live in a GORGEOUS country estate. LOVE IT!!!

  • @user-pz4cn1nd2i
    @user-pz4cn1nd2i Před 2 měsíci +1

    Legendary awesome

  • @joralemonvirgincreche
    @joralemonvirgincreche Před 11 měsíci +2

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

  • @thomasbowers1210
    @thomasbowers1210 Před 11 měsíci +1

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

  • @jackfrost7182
    @jackfrost7182 Před rokem +2

    The cinema 😍

  • @moonwalker091000
    @moonwalker091000 Před 11 měsíci +2

    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)

  • @max_meliani
    @max_meliani Před rokem +7

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

  • @FunnyMoments2
    @FunnyMoments2 Před rokem

    so nice.... ♥♥

  • @manfredbismark6688
    @manfredbismark6688 Před 28 dny

    Beautiful big house! Rudi.

  • @davidmcnicol5322
    @davidmcnicol5322 Před rokem +12

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

  • @ahome8089
    @ahome8089 Před rokem

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

  • @DecoratewithAtefeh
    @DecoratewithAtefeh Před rokem +1

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

  • @gabbarsingh9638
    @gabbarsingh9638 Před 10 měsíci +1

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

  • @wvanderwahl
    @wvanderwahl Před 11 měsíci +3

    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.

  • @ravikadel9302
    @ravikadel9302 Před rokem

    Awesome very nice great

  • @markE946
    @markE946 Před 5 měsíci

    I'd be happy with the vintage grand piano 🎹

  • @24revealer
    @24revealer Před 3 měsíci +1

    3:40 I understand that tapestries were an early form of acoustic treatment as well.

  • @noah_am_i
    @noah_am_i Před rokem +1

    Too beautiful to be lived in

  • @chefsaucier4563
    @chefsaucier4563 Před 9 měsíci

    This is the exact IRL for Beldingford manor in Hitman Contracts, I want this !

  • @KathleenMcNe
    @KathleenMcNe Před 4 měsíci

    Yes, please.

  • @user-xw3cx7or6g
    @user-xw3cx7or6g Před 5 měsíci +1

    Heaven on earth ..❤

  • @michaelbyz23
    @michaelbyz23 Před rokem

    Perfect for doing airbnb or homestay.

  • @williamdrijver4141
    @williamdrijver4141 Před rokem +20

    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.

  • @falguniroy6852
    @falguniroy6852 Před rokem


    @IDEALEGACY59 Před 9 měsíci

    My Lorddd smh💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙💙 Versailles vibe, lovely..... Gorgeous...This is fit for a single Queen😂😂😂❤❤❤❤yesssssss

  • @CarolAnnHenderson
    @CarolAnnHenderson Před rokem +12

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

  • @Kaab
    @Kaab Před 5 měsíci

    one day I might buy it

  • @justjacqueline2004
    @justjacqueline2004 Před rokem

    WOW! I definitely live in a hovel.

  • @avii377
    @avii377 Před rokem +2

    Looks like the "Knives Out" house to me

  • @rmulcahy6577
    @rmulcahy6577 Před 6 měsíci +3

    All that OTT redecoration and they failed to repair the sash windows - in the master bedroom suite no less! Makes you wonder what other things have been let slip

  • @caiooliveira4294
    @caiooliveira4294 Před 10 měsíci +1

    You should bring more UK houses to the channel.

  • @strikeleather6503
    @strikeleather6503 Před 2 měsíci

    Stunning! It's almost a museum though. Very Versailles/Dynasty. Even if you won the highest Euromillions prize, 75,000,000 would be a big dent in the wallet.

  • @cyber.purgatory
    @cyber.purgatory Před rokem +3


  • @Justin1an
    @Justin1an Před 10 měsíci +2

    This mansion reminds me of Amadeus movie.

  • @thedeeprot
    @thedeeprot Před rokem


  • @makaylaconner6713
    @makaylaconner6713 Před rokem

    It’s reminds me of the house in atonement

  • @slavkopejic3140
    @slavkopejic3140 Před rokem +1

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