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Renovated Gothic Folly Looking Over Nine Counties For Sale - For A Sky-High Price

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In 2005, Kemeys Folly stood crumbling in isolation on its lofty Monmouthshire hilltop.

Now, after an extensive restoration and a spot two years ago on Channel Four’s Grand Designs programme, the grade II listed property is up for sale at an eye-watering £2.75m – more than three times the £830,000 banker Dean Berry and his public relations executive wife Sarah paid for it.

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I like the bit in the middle, but they'd have to knock a couple of hundred thousand off the asking price as i would need to bulldoze the horrible plastic/glass bits on either side, and have then carted off in a giant skip

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Did they hold a competition to find the architect who could design the most inappropriate, tacky, void of any redeeming qualities, yet somehow predictable (for GD) extention buildable...

As a banker and a PR exec I would hardly expect them to show good taste.

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The child will grow up thinking he is living in a magazine. Where are social services when you need them?

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No twigs? What are they thinking?

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Is that a big Buddha head on the floor... beneath the flat panel? How disrespectful IMPO.

So the bought it at the height of the bubble... Hmm... Should be an interesting one to watch...

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Did they hold a competition to find the architect who could design the most inappropriate, tacky, void of any redeeming qualities, yet somehow predictable (for GD) extention buildable...

My understanding is that the planning authorities and heritage quangos now typically insist that any additions to listed buildings are done in an up to date style. It seems even state oppression has fashions.

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