Located on the tree-lined Royal Avenue on Scarborough’s South Cliff, this substantial High-Victorian mock-Tudor style period home was once, during the 1890s, the residence of Paul Marny, the renowned 19th Century French painter and lithographer.
Marny (1829-1914) was noted for both his landscape and town scenes with a particularly strong architectural theme, and once exhibited his work at the Royal Academy.
The spacious well-lit front bedroom on the second floor of the house acted as his painting studio.
Adding to the house’s distinctive creative background, in the early 1970s this very same room became the first studio in the early career of the international graphic designer Dave Clark, best known for his New Zealand All Blacks logo identity. Similarly, in later years this space was subsequently used by his London-based developer architect brother Jeremy as his initial design studio.
The property has been kept within the same family for more than 60 years and, during that period of time, has never been offered on the open market before.
Occupying an elevated position, this tall, three-storey, 15-room town house comprises six/seven bedrooms, three bathrooms (five toilets in total), and three reception rooms as well as a modern kitchen and a basement cellar.
The house would be of particular interest to large families as a sizeable holiday home or seeking inter-generational living accommodation, or may suit creative types as potential light-filled studio spaces.
Situated close to the Ramshill Road shopping area and a host of amenities and attractions, it is within a few minutes’ walk of both the town centre and also Scarborough’s South Bay, Esplanade and Spa Complex.
The property is available with no onward chain.