Elm House, once lived in by the famous Welsh painter, Augustus John, is up for sale in Essex

The beautiful village house is up for sale on the Green in Matching Green.

Elm House, once lived in by the famous Welsh painter, Augustus John, is a delightful family home, which the present owners have refurbished and extended over the years. The house is immaculately presented and benefits from well proportioned interiors with stunning views over the green.

Augustus John house

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Augustus lived in the home during the early 1900s in a ménage a trois with his wife and mistress. By the 1920s he was the leading portraitist of his day whose sitters included distinguished contemporaries such as George Bernard Shaw and T.E. Lawrence.

Augustus John house

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The present day house is a lovely family home, refurbished by its present owners and extended over the years. Matching Green is a picturesque village with one of the largest village greens in the county.

Augustus John house

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The house benefits from two beautifully proportioned reception rooms, as well as a magnificent kitchen/breakfast room with a sitting area to one side. The bedroom accommodation is well arranged, with a stunning master bedroom suite which includes a large dressing room. There are four further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Augustus John house

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The terrace runs along the south facade of the house and can be accessed from the kitchen or around the side of the house. To one side is a charming eating area, and a well positioned outdoor swimming pool. Beyond is a large lawned area, which is part walled with mature specimen trees.

Augustus John house

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To the front of the house is a large gravelled drive with ample space for parking, as well as an attached garage.

Augustus John house

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Matching Green is a picturesque village with one of the largest village greens in the county. At the heart of the village lies The Chequers, a popular public house and restaurant.

Augustus John house

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Other amenities include a JMI school, exceptional cricket club and village hall. The village is just 5 miles from Harlow and 8 miles from Bishop’s Stortford, with their many varied social, recreational and shopping amenities as well as highly regarded privately funded and state schooling for all ages.

Augustus John house

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The house is on the market via Knight Frank for £1,375,000. You can view the property here.

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