Turville Grange in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, the magnificent Grade II listed Georgian fashion nation home and 49.39 acre property of Princess Lee Radziwill, sister of First Woman Jackie Kennedy, and most just lately of Henry Ford II and his spouse Kathleen DuRoss Ford, is on the market through joint sole promoting brokers Beauchamp Estates and Knight Frank.
Entered by means of wrought iron entrance gates and great entrance gardens, set amongst sweeping manicured lawns and landscaped grounds, Turville Grange has an illustrious historical past that features Royalty, the Radziwill and Kennedy households of President JFK fame, the Ford vehicle dynasty, Hollywood celebrities, tycoons and famous politicians.
Overlooking Turville Heath to the entrance and the Chiltern Valley to the rear the Queen Anne fashion 7,998 sqft (743 sqm) principal home supplies 5 bedrooms, 5 reception rooms, a carry, 5 employees bedrooms and a visitor wing with a sitting room, two visitor bedrooms and in depth garaging.
Within the grounds of the property there’s additionally a 1,905 sqft (177 sqm) white fronted two bed room visitor home, often known as The White Home, named in honour of President Kennedy and Jackie, together with two cottages, often known as Rose Cottage and Turville Cottage, offering a complete of 1,808 sqft of lodging together with three bedrooms every.
Within the grounds of the property there’s a double top 3,821 sqft pool home and leisure complicated, just lately refurbished, offering a 22 ft swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, leisure/sitting room, bed room/pilates room and altering/bathe amenities. The property is full with a 1,690 sqft (157 sqm) secure block and paddock, an 883 sqft (82 sqm) glass home for vegetation, flowers and greens, alongside additional retailer rooms and garages.
Turville Grange can hint its origins again to 1700 with the present principal home courting from 1887, remodelled by the then proprietor Stephen Smith, a neighborhood landowner. In 1905 the home and property was bought by the Marquis and Marquise d’Hautpoul de Seyre who reworked it right into a grand Edwardian residence, including the aspect wing and creating the formal gardens.
Julia Caroline Stonor, the Marquise, was an in depth buddy of Prince George and Princess Mary of Teck, who have been frequent guests to Turville Grange and have been to develop into King George V and Queen Mary in 1910.
To rejoice the coronation of King George V the present mature bushes have been planted within the backyard and in 1908 Queen Alexandra, George’s mom, give the Marquise the magnificent wrought iron entrance gates, a smaller duplicate of the Royal gates at Sandringham, which nonetheless body the entrance facet of the home.
In 1950 Julia died and Turville Grange was bought to Lord and Woman Esher, he (Oliver Brett, the threerd Viscount Esher) was a boss of the Nationwide Belief and he or she an American iron/metal heiress. Their son, the famend nation home architect Lionel Brett, remodelled the principle three storey home giving it a Georgian look, including the Georgian front-door encompass, a number of dormer home windows and a Tuscan-columned loggia to at least one aspect.
In 1961-1962 Lionel Brett (who was made President of the Royal Institute of British Architects) and his cousin August Heckscher II suggested American First Woman Jackie Kennedy on the refurbishment of The White Home in Washington and in 1963 after his father Lord Esher died these occasions led to the acquisition of Turville Grange in 1966 by HSH Princess Lee Radziwill (1933-2019), Jackie’s sister, and her husband HSH Prince Stanislas Radziwill (1914-1976), an exiled member of the previous Royal household of Lithuania and Poland.
Princess Lee Radziwill had the mains rooms and entrance corridor at Turville Grange remodelled by Italian inside designer Renzo Mongiardino, with the gardens designed by panorama genius Lanning Roper, with the masterpiece featured in Vogue (1971) and Architectural Digest (2018). Lee named the visitor cottage The White Home in honour of her sister and frequent visitor Jackie Kennedy, and the well-known sisters used the stables and paddock for using their horses while their youngsters, together with JFK Junior and Caroline Kennedy, performed within the in depth gardens and the swimming pool pavilion which was deliberate and constructed by Prince Stanislas.
The sisters would rejoice Christmas at Turville Grange and throughout the Radziwill-Kennedy period summer time friends included Princess Margaret, Aristotle Onassis, Harold Macmillan, David Niven, Sean Connery, Peter Sellers, Oleg Cassini and the Duke of Beaufort.
When the Radziwills divorced in 1974 Turville Grange was bought by their associates from certainly one of America’s most celebrated dynasties. The home develop into the UK nation property of Henry Ford II (1917-1987), the eldest grandson of Ford Motor Firm founder Henry Ford and between 1945-1979 the CEO of the world famend agency and the last word authority at Ford till his loss of life in 1987.
In 1980 Henry Ford II married former mannequin Kathleen DuRoss Ford (1940-2020) who he had identified since 1969 and Turville Grange grew to become the place the place the couple hosted movie stars, aristocrats, artists and captains of business.
Kathleen commissioned architect Jeffrey Smith and famend design home Colefax & Fowler to refresh Lee Radziwill’s iconic interiors creating an impressive instance of traditional English country-house fashion.
Friends at Turville Grange included Michael Caine, Liza Minnelli, Nicky Haslam, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, Victoria spouse of Sir John Paul Getty and the Duchess of Marlborough with the Fords giving legendary dinner events and weekend shoots on the famend property. The Sainsbury household have been shut neighbours and the Ford and Sainsbury youngsters would play an annual sport of baseball within the grounds of Turville Grange.
Now Turville Grange is on the market and affords a glimpse into the elegant and refined personal world of two of America’s most celebrated households. In the principle home all of the reception rooms move off the Renzo Mongiardino designed entrance corridor with the drawing room, residing/backyard room, library and eating room benefitting from options together with beneficiant ceiling heights, wonderful cornicing and tall sash home windows.
On the primary flooring is the principal bed room suite, with a stroll in dressing room and grasp rest room, and a principal visitor suite with ensuite rest room and stroll in wardrobe. There’s a additional bed room on this flooring and two additional bed room suites on the highest flooring.
Gary Hersham, Founding Director of Beauchamp Estates stated, “With a historical past that mixes Royalty, the American First Household and captains of business Turville Grange is among the most lovely and famend nation homes in England, house to 2 of America’s most celebrated households, the Radziwill-Kennedy clan and the Ford household. Set in landscaped grounds and overlooking inexperienced parkland to the entrance and rear the property has a beautiful rural setting and supplies a great household house, excellent for entertaining.”
Hersham added, “With an illustrious and well-known historical past, Turville Grange is an distinctive Grade II listed household house set in virtually 50 acres of gardens and land with stables in a extremely wanted location in Henley-on-Thames.
“The home and property haven’t been to the market in lots of many years and we anticipate that there will probably be important home and worldwide curiosity on this distinctive trophy nation property.”
Turville Grange is on the market for £18,750,000 (freehold). Viewing is strictly by prior appointment contact joint sole promoting brokers Beauchamp Estates on Tel: +44 (0)20 7499 7722 E-mail: (Marcus O’Brien) [email protected] or go to: www.beauchamp.com and Knight Frank Tel: +44 (0)20 7861 1061 E-mail: [email protected] or go to: www.knightfrank.com