We usually stick to American topics here on HHB– but, wow, this property “across the pond” really caught my eye.
Up for auction on November 23rd in the U.K. is this incredible, post-Tudor, sandstone block property, which is “reputed to be one of the oldest houses in Wirral,” dating to the year 1627. Yeah . . . that’s just 7 years after the pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock.
The house — creatively dubbed “The Old House” — is located on Limekiln Lane in Wallasey, in northwest England (see map, above). Wallasey is a town within the Borough of Wirral — west of the large city of Liverpool on the Irish Sea.
The auction house’s “guide price” for the house? Approximately $100,000 USD (they estimate between 60K-70K British pounds).
This historic mansion was apparently occupied by one tenant for 90 years, and according to the auction description, it (not surprisingly) needs some “modernisation.” But what is a little sweat equity when you could own a one-of-a-kind treasure like this? The house features 3 levels, including 3 bedrooms on the middle floor & two additional “attic rooms” on the 3rd floor. The property includes a nice garden in the front & “good sized rear gardens” (looks like they could use some weeding?).
For some more photos & documents, click through the jump…
A search of the auction house’s website reveals lots of documents related to the property, including a neat-looking old deed dating to a sale in 1929:
And a lot map of the property:
For more information, contact the Smith & Sons Property Consultants here.