A Forgotten Antique-Filled Mansion in London Is Up for Grabs

Andrew LaSane
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From the outside, this $4 million mansion in London's East End looks like a typical (extravagant) manor—but the inside is far from conventional. Virtually every square inch of the 4500-square-foot building is filled with antique statues, vases, religious objects, and paintings, as well as taxidermy of dogs, deer, moose, and alligators. Exploring the structure is like walking into a museum where the exhibits are very loosely organized based on a system that only the curator understands.

Known as the Malplaquet House, the mansion is said to be one of the last of its kind in London. My Modern Met reports that the property, which dates back to 1741, has stood unoccupied since the late 19th century. After purchasing the building in the 1990s for about $355,000, British historian and Fitzwilliam Museum director Tim Knox worked for years to restore it using blueprints and historical documents. The mansion, with its five bedrooms and seven reception rooms, is now finally back on the market and is awaiting a new owner with very eccentric tastes and a healthy bank account.

[h/t My Modern Met]

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