A period property is built during a particular historical period, which has a characteristic architectural style. The period typically pertains to a time before World War I. In general, Victorian, Georgian, and Edwardian properties are known as period properties, primarily because of their architectural style and cultural significance.
Period properties’ distinct features make them high-priced and more appealing to buyers. The period features such as high ceilings, classic fireplaces, sash windows, among others, are their strong selling points. Their timeless appeal blends seamlessly with modern times.
Ronnie Wood, an English rock musician, better known as the guitarist of The Rolling Stones, has owned period properties that glitter with unique and few-of-a-kind style. Below are some of Ronnie Wood period properties:
The historic tower house has housed kings, politicians, and rock stars. Ronnie Wood rented the eccentric eight-story home for two years in 2009.
The tower is a five-bedroom property that features two impressive roof terraces complete with its own bar and a nine-storey tower that offers a 360-degree view of the surrounding countryside.
Ruxley tower has been lovingly restored to give contemporary and luxury living while retaining period elements to maintain its instinctive, intricate identity.
The tower structure has period features such as high vaulted ceilings, sash windows, arched doorways, and a spiral staircase retaining its authentic medieval feel.
The stunning double-height entry hall leads to a magnificently furnished reception area with a modern fireplace, now used for resting and casual dining. The third-floor master bedroom suite provides a magnificent freestanding bath. The sixth-floor bar/kitchen leads to a huge rooftop terrace. The entire home is bathed in natural light through its sash windows.
Ronnie Wood’s Townhouse in London Holland Park
Mansion Global claims that Ronnie Wood and his wife, Sally Humphreys, paid £2.35 million ($3.07 million) for the five-bedroom property, 4,100-square-foot property in Notting Hill area of London in 2011. They moved out in 2017, and Ronnie Wood used the townhouse as a studio space rather than selling it. Publications report that the space can be turned into a seven-bedroom home when the studio is properly restored.
Ronnie Wood’s townhouse features amenities such as a spacious reception room, gaming room, rooftop terrace, conservatory, and a large beautiful garden.
The house boasts spacious rooms with fireplaces, vintage wooden floors, wooden countertops, floor-to-ceiling windows, and period elements like sash windows – creating a cosy and sophisticated air.
The Wick, Richmond Hill
The Wick is a house located in Richmond Hill in Surrey. The property was owned by Sir John Mills, who used it as a home for a significant period of time. The Rolling Stones guitarist, Ronnie Wood, bought the mansion from Mills. Pete Townshend, the lead songwriter and musician for The Who, presently owns the house.
The Georgian gem was built in 1775 by architect and engineer Robert Mylne who worked as a surveyor to St Paul’s and Canterbury Cathedrals. It was considered the most beautiful house in the world by Ronnie Wood.
The six-bedroom, 8,500-square-foot property overlooks the flowing River Thames, providing magnificent views of lush meadows and mature woodland of southwest London and the neighbouring county of Surrey.
The Georgian-era house boasts half an acre of terraced garden, secluded swimming pool, heated swimming pool, four cloakrooms, large cellar, a vinery, conservatory, and a dog’s room.
Despite modern restorations, period elements remain, such as sash windows and casement windows. The simple yet elegant windows serve a wonderful natural ventilation system, allowing fresh cold air to be drawn.