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England's Largest Private House Sells For £7M, Will Take 15 Years to Restore

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England's famous Wentworth Woodhouse, the house that inspired Jane Austen's Pemberley in Pride & Prejudice, has sold for £7 million (roughly $10 million) to a conservation group, who plan to spend 15 years restoring it. That might seem like a long time, but keep in mind that Wentworth Woodhouse is thought to be the UK's largest private house, with 300 rooms and 250,000 square feet of floor space, and it was built in 1725. The £7 million sale price means that it got the full price it was asking when it was listed in 2014, and while it is out of the ordinary for a house to spend so much time on the market and still get its full asking price, this house is anything but ordinary.
· Wentworth Woodhouse sold to conservation group for £7m [BBC]