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Historic English home with bright, modern updates asks just over $1M

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Located on the Kingweston Estate in Somerset, England

Stone house with lattice windows and round carved lion face on facade sits behind manicured lawn.
The Grade-II listed home beautifully combines the old and new.
Photos via The Modern House

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Location: Kingweston, Somerset, England

Price: £795,000 ($1,017,000)

This delightful Grade-II listed home on the historic Kingweston Estate in Somerset, England, was built in the 19th century and has since been reimagined for contemporary living. Constructed from locally sourced Blue Lias stone, the 2,273-square-foot house combines original period details like a slate roof, lovely lattice windows, and an 18th century Coade-stone roundel on the facade with sleek, modern interiors.

The result is a bright, fresh residence with wide-plank oak flooring, natural colored walls with large windows, rough-hewn exposed beams from the original construction, and multiple reception areas.

Upon entering, a hallway clad in Adam Calkin for Lewis & Wood floral wallpaper welcomes one into the home, where a sitting room with stone fireplace, a library, a utility room, and an open-plan kitchen and dining area are found.

Here, floor-to-ceiling Crittal-style windows open directly onto the stone courtyard. A skylight adds further illumination. Upstairs are three bedrooms—one with an ensuite shower, plus a family bathroom.

There is also a separate guest house, this structure clad in wood, with a high-pitched ceiling, ensuite bathroom with shower, and steel-framed windows that also open onto the courtyard. Rounding out the property are a lovely wildflower garden, a manicured front lawn, and views toward wheat fields. Located between Castle Cary, Somerton, and Glastonbury, the home is offered at £795,000, or just over $1 million.