If you like 20th century golf and architecture, this list is a hole-in-one.
A 5,965 square meter home in the medieval town of St. Andrews, located just under a mile from the iconic Old Course, which has just been built and is asking for a bid of over £ 2,950,000 or $ 3.49 million at the current exchange. Sitting on 5 acres, the historic residence was built in 1904 for W. Norman Boase, the former rector of the University of St. Louis. Andrews and captain of the city’s Royal and Ancient Golf Club from 1935 to 1936. It has been well-preserved for 118 years since, Mansion Global reported.
Construction of the home was completed in 1905, the same year the 45th Open Championship was held at the Old Course. The winner was none other than Scotland’s own James Braid, who would go on to become the first golfer in history to win The Open five times.
Nicknamed “The White House”, the cottage-like home has original Arts and Crafts interiors designed by Scottish architectural firm Mills & Shepherd, who also expanded the property in 1911. Like many ecclesiastical buildings in Scotland, this period house has a stone slab roof and textured harling walls. In addition, the home offers nine bedrooms and one of the largest private gardens in the area.
Back from the road, it is equipped with an L-shaped floor plan that neatly organizes the home’s public and private spaces. Throughout its many living spaces, which include a studio, dining room and living room, you can expect naturalistic, carved interiors complemented by wood paneling, intricate cornice trim, stained wood beams and decorative mantel shelves.
The coastal town of St. Andrews, full of historical sights, has been a destination that for centuries has been visited by golf fanatics, international students and tourists alike. Over the years, its undeniable charm has even convinced some to call it home. Jamies Macnab of Savills, which has the listing, told Mansion Global that “nearly half of its top-end homes are purchased by overseas buyers, many of whom are from the United States.”
If you’ve only dreamed of living near one of the world’s best greens, here’s your chance.
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