Roger Moore’s Mansion Can Be yours For $6.9 Million
You have the chance to live in Roger Moore’s Mansion, because it can be yours for almost US$7 million.
The Sherwood House is a 1970s residence where Sir Roger Moore and his third wife, Italian actress Luisa Mattioli have lived.
Now on the market, the residence is located away from curious eyes in peaceful Denham, 20 miles west of central London.
During his time as the 007 agent, Roger Moore has lived in this house. Let me remind you that Sir Roger Moore has played James Bond between 1970 and 1978 –in Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun and The Spy Who Loved Me.
The spacious 1920s property, with its red-brick facade and tall chimneys set on a pitched roof, is ‘a fantastic example of an English country house’, say estate agent’s Savills.
The property features five bedrooms, a drawing room, a study, library, gym, conservatory, snooker room, and wine cellar.
There are also an annex and guesthouse on the 11-acre site. While the beamed drawing room, with its warm wooden floor, looks great with red and pink furnishings.
The house, which is of similar age to the actor, has been meticulously maintained. It has had two owners since Moore moved out.
Speaking about the house in his book ‘My Word is My Bond’, Roger said: “In 1970, Luisa and I thought it was time for another move.
“A house with a few more rooms and a bigger garden for the children would be ideal. Of course it had to be within an easy drive of London.
“We viewed numerous properties before finding the one – Sherwood House in Denham.”
He added: “It was perfect for a growing family – the upstairs had four main bedrooms, and at the end of a corridor there was a maid’s room and nursery.
“There was also a room-size walk-in wardrobe. I had my own room off the bedroom and gained access, via a wrought-iron spiral staircase, to my study downstairs.
“Sherwood House was to be our home until 1978 when, regrettably, we had to leave due to the punitive tax regime of the then government.”
The home also boasts a tennis court and a heated swimming pool, overlooked by a summer house, plant room and store.
There’s also a ‘range of greenhouses’ and a timber building, which was formally a dance studio now used as a garden store.
Nick Hole Jones, Country House Director at Hamptons International, said: “Sherwood House is one of the most eminent country houses to come to the market in recent years.
“A stylishly presented house of immense charm, the opportunity now presents itself for a new owner to put their own stamp on what is widely regarded as one of the locality’s principal properties.
“Given its celebrity past, the level of privacy is extremely high – a gate lodge at the end of the drive provides an established security measure should a future purchaser necessitate it.”
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