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It was the childhood home of Henry VIII but has become just as famous for its recent colourful residents, the Courtaulds, who turned Eltham Palace into an Art Deco haven in the 1930s.
When millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld built their 1930s Art Deco mansion by the Great Hall of medieval Eltham Palace, they created a masterpiece of 20th-century design.
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Including luxury wartime bunker, and billiards room.
Eltham Palace is a large house in Eltham, within the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in south-east London, England. It is an unoccupied royal residence and owned by the Crown Estate. In 1995 its management was handed over to English Heritage which restored the building in 1999 and opened it to the public.
In the mid 1930s Stephen and Virginia Courtauld took on the crumbling ruins of old Eltham Palace, adapting it for their very modern, very privileged lives — it was perhaps the ultimate fixer-upper. Throughout the building there’s an extraordinary mingling of the medieval with art deco, with no luxury spared. There’s a map room solely for the purpose of planning travels, billiards room in the air raid bunker, Virginia Courtauld’s bathroom walls are lined with onyx, with gold mosaic tiles…
On my last trip to the UK, I was lucky enough to have a tour of Eltham Palace. My main interest for seeing the palace was the Tudor connection. It served as the royal nursery for the children of Ki…
The history of Eltham Palace, a unique marriage between a medieval and Tudor palace and a 1930s millionaire’s mansion.
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