NYT: Victorian Country Estate

House & Home Roundup: 12.13.07

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Most of us are used to dealing with small spaces but what would you do if you unexpectedly inherited a massive estate? When Caroline Magnus and her brother inherited Stokesay Court's 90 rooms and 1,000-odd acres fifteen years ago, they were burdened with estate taxes, and the crippling cost of upkeep and repair. After selling the contents of the house at auction and making necessary repairs to the roof and replacing the ancient wiring, the film "Atonement" used the house for filming and helped the owners with money and additional repairs...

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This is a fascinating story (and a great reminder why small is cool!). Check out the full story and more pics at The New York Times.

(Pics: Jonathan Player)

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