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Luxury apartment in mansion once owned by French jewellers the Cartier family and rented to the Indian Maharajah goes on sale for £1.75million

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 10/09/2018 Jessica Green For Mailonline
a castle on top of a grass covered field: Those that want to live a life of luxury can now buy an apartment in a stunning mansion once owned by the Cartier family (pictured now) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Those that want to live a life of luxury can now buy an apartment in a stunning mansion once owned by the Cartier family (pictured now)
a path with trees on the side of a road: It's on the market for £1.75 million (pictured in the 1930s) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited It's on the market for £1.75 million (pictured in the 1930s)

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Those that want to live a life of luxury can now buy an apartment in a stunning mansion once owned by the Cartier family - on the market for £1.75million. 

The mansion at Sondes Place in Dorking, Surrey, was bought by the famous French jewellers in 1929 and was also rented to an Indian Maharajah in 1935 who came to the UK for the silver jubilee of King George V.

The 19th century mansion was later used as offices but then fell into disrepair.

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It has now been restored to its former glory and divided into five exclusive apartments and one main house - with one of the flats now on the market.

a living room filled with furniture and a large window: Inside, the apartment has been given a modern twist, with neutral colours being used to decorate the spacious living room

Inside, the apartment has been given a modern twist, with neutral colours being used to decorate the spacious living room
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Many of the traditional features such as sash windows, cornicing and hardwood parquet floors have been restored.

The apartment for sale has three en suite bedrooms, a living room, dining room and kitchen over two floors. It has a garden and a terrace, as well as access to communal gardens.

A spokesman for Knight Frank, who are joint selling agents with Patrick Gardner, said: 'The sympathetic yet thorough restoration of original features combined with modern interior design has resulted in a unique living proposition aimed at today's most discerning buyers.

'The apartments, some of which are entered through an elegant grand entrance hallway, offer high ceilings and expansive proportions, with an abundance of natural light throughout. 

a sign on the side of a building: The apartment leads to a stunning balcony fitted with a closed-off space to allow you to enjoy the outdoors even in the rain

The apartment leads to a stunning balcony fitted with a closed-off space to allow you to enjoy the outdoors even in the rain
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'Every home benefits from attractive outside space in the form of a spacious roof terrace or sunken garden terrace.

'Internally, sensitively restored and recreated features such as traditional double glazed sash windows, bespoke skirting, ceiling details and cornicing to principal rooms offer a timeless appeal.

'Set back from a quiet tree-lined road on the outskirts of attractive Dorking town, Sondes Place is surrounded by landscaped gardens and mature woodland - and is wonderfully located for both town and country.'

Originally built by Thomas Cubitt in 1850 with commanding views over the Surrey Hills, the mansion has been restored to its original Georgian style, with a contemporary twist.

The Cartier family owned a Parisian jewellery house which dates back to the mid 19th century and was once described by King Edward VII as the ‘jeweller of kings and king of jewellers’.

a large white building: Originally built by Thomas Cubitt in 1850 with commanding views over the Surrey Hills, the mansion has been restored to its original Georgian style, with a contemporary twist

Originally built by Thomas Cubitt in 1850 with commanding views over the Surrey Hills, the mansion has been restored to its original Georgian style, with a contemporary twist
© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited
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