This century-old home for sale was built for a pottery business owner who incorporated plenty of his own work to create a “truly unique” property.
Stonecroft House, in Wrecclesham, originally belonged to Wrecclesham Pottery owner Ernest Harris and his wife Agnes, and was built in 1904.
Throughout the house, there are nods to the Harrises, with decorated pottery tiles built into the rear of the property bearing the couple’s initials and several other decorative bricks and tilework, as well as Farnham green glazed ware from the pottery business.
The Edwardian home is Grade II Listed, and is entered through an arched open porch to a central hallway.
On this level is a sitting room, a dining room and a study, each featuring decorative fire surrounds containing original glazed tiles.
The kitchen has terracotta tile flooring, a glazed brick wall and a stained glass picture window, as well as an AGA cooker and a bench seating area, while also on the ground floor are a pantry, a utility room and a WC.
Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, the main one featuring a dressing area, built-in wardrobes and a deep bay window, and both a family bathroom and a shower room.
Outside, the grounds measure approximately three-quarters of an acre and include a secluded terrace, a lawn, a vegetable garden and a chicken run, as well as a lean-to conservatory made of terracotta moulded glazing bars and a detached garage/workshop.
The property is being sold by Bourne Estate Agents and is listed for a price of £1,495,000.
Adrian Cannon of Bourne Estate Agents commented: “The team at Bourne Estate Agents - Farnham are delighted to have been given the opportunity to market Stonecroft which is a Grade II listed, unique property built in 1904 for members of the Harris Family who established Farnham Pottery in 1873, who were known for their pottery and Farnham green glazed ware.
“Within the build of the property are decorated pottery tiles bearing the date 1904 and the initials EH and AEH.
“The Edwardian era of architecture was influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement and the architecture of Stonecroft displays this with deep bay windows, varied roof lines, Dutch gables, decorative brickwork and terracotta dressings.”