Leave the sideboard behind! This beautiful round house has no corners but bags of charm
A special, rounded property – aptly named the Round House – in Kettering, Northamptonshire is on the market for £600,000.
Set in the heart of the village behind the privacy of a pretty white picket fence and manicured hedgerows sits a most unique residential building – a circular home with a conical roof.
Built in the 17th century, the Grade II listed build has been everything from a pub to a toll house, the village bakery and was also home to illustrator Denys Watkins-Pitchford. It now stands as a private 3-bedroom home filled with quirky character and enchanting curves.
The ground floor is open plan, containing a living and dining area plus a reading nook. The real showstopper in this property is the bespoke fitted kitchen,which hugs the curving walland compliments the modern country style of the property.
At the centre of the floor plan, the beams meet to make an unusual nonagon-shaped area, perfect for hiding away.
Up the spiral staircase, the circular landing opens up to 3 bedrooms and stunning views across the grounds and surrounding countryside. A small patio area in the shape of a ring looks out to a vegetable patch and sizeable garden with a pond.
Decorating and furnishing circular homes isn’t the easiest job but despite these challenges, spherical oast houses, converted lighhouses, domed ceilings and curved walls are becoming increasingly popular with British homeowners.