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Brightly Colored Period Home in U.K. Village of Therfield Hits the Market

A period home loaded with character and history and painted candy apple red is on the market in the U.K. village of Therfield, in Hertfordshire, asking £1.85 million (US$2.4 million).

The home, which dates to the 16th century, is new to the market, having just launched, according to a representative from listing brokerage Savills.


The bold color scheme of the exterior extends into the interior of the home, where more reds, greens and yellows feature as prominently as the home’s original features, which include wooden beams and hardwood floors.

The six-bedroom property is “one of the most interesting homes I have seen for a long time,” listing agent Justin Godfrey said in a statement. It has “lots of charm and character with some fabulous entertaining spaces.”

There is a sizable drawing room with a wood-burning fireplace, a paneled dining room, a study, a conservatory lined with stained glass windows and

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A Dream Home in St. Lucie Village

Photography by Ron Rosenzweig.

The first time I visited my neighbors’ home as a boy, I thought, ‘I’d give anything to own such a nice home one day,’” says Timmy Grimes of the Colonial-style house he long admired in Fort Pierce’s St. Lucie Village. Nearly 40 years later, his dream came true when he and his wife, Jennifer, purchased the very same home for themselves and their teenage sons, Jackson and Cooper, and two dogs.

The four-bedroom, 6,000-square-foot dwelling is situated in an ideal locale, on an expansive two-acre lot overlooking the Indian River. It included a four-car garage and separate guest quarters, and was perfect for the indoor-outdoor lifestyle the couple craved. The only issue was the qualities that appealed to Timmy when he was a kid were now dismally out of date, and the home needed some serious TLC to make it work for his family.

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