...By Muyiwa Aderinto for TDPel Media.
Artist Thomas Gainsborough’s former Georgian home in Bath on sale for £1.85m
The former home of the famous 18th-century artist, Thomas Gainsborough, has been put up for sale for £1.85 million.
The Grade I listed Georgian townhouse in Bath, Somerset, served as the artist’s residence and studio from 1759 to 1774.
He is known for painting the portrait of King George III and Queen Charlotte, as well as his masterpiece, The Blue Boy, which sold for $728,000 to railway tycoon Henry Edwards Huntington in 1922.
The four-bedroom three-floor townhouse is a magnificent property featuring a drawing room, utility room, kitchen, four bathrooms, and a number of vaults.
The house also boasts intricate period cornicing, a fireplace, and bespoke built-in cupboards and shelves.
The property has been separated into two dwellings, with the main two floors presented as a three-bedroom maisonette with a walled garden and the lower ground floor as a one-bedroom self-contained courtyard apartment.
The house offers a breathtaking view of The Circus from the master bedroom, which has Juliette balconettes. Additionally, it has a garden ideal for children to play and is near multiple schools.
Bath Spa Station, which has direct links to London, is a mere 0.7 miles away, making it perfect for commuters. Bath city centre, with its numerous independent shops, restaurants, and cafes, is also a short walk from The Circus.
Gainsborough’s former residence is a magnificent property, perfect for those who appreciate the architecture and design of the Georgian era.
The house has a lot of history and was once the studio where Gainsborough created some of his masterpieces. Owning a piece of history like this would be a dream come true for art lovers and history buffs alike.
The Blue Boy is one of Gainsborough’s most iconic pieces and is recognized worldwide.
The painting’s journey from being owned by Gainsborough’s descendant to being sold for $728,000 in 1922 to its return to Britain last year is a testament to its historical significance.
The house is not only a work of art in itself but also provides a great investment opportunity for anyone looking to own a unique property in a prime location in Bath.
The fact that it is near multiple schools and has a safe space for children to play makes it an ideal family home. The proximity to Bath Spa Station also makes it perfect for anyone who commutes to London.