HE perception that a listed building cannot be changed is a misconception, says Andrew Cronan, head of Savills Beaconsfield. “Listing itself is not a preservation order, preventing change. It simply means that, in order to preserve and celebrate the architectural interest of a building, additional listed building consent must be applied for, and granted, before any works are carried out, particularly as contravention of listed building consent is a criminal offence with no time limitation for enforcement,” explained Andrew Cronan.
“We have just launched Shell House, in Hedgerley for sale.This Grade II* listed property was built in the Renaissance style in 1683 by local resident Edward Penn (believed to be a relative of the renowned Quaker William Penn).
“Now available for only the second time in its 330-year history, the property was bought by the current owner in 1947 and, since then, has not seen many substantial changes.
“As such, Shell House presents a purchaser with an extremely rare opportunity – to acquire a period home with much of its original character and features intact but with the time, vision and finance to bring it into line with 21st century living.”
Shell House currently comprises four/five bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms, two reception rooms, kitchen/ breakfast room, garaging, two workshops, mature landscaped gardens of just under three acres.
Guide price £1,950,000. For more information call Savills on 01494 731950.