stately home


: a large and impressive old home that has an interesting history and that can usually be visited by the public

Examples of stately home in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes, such a find comes with a mystery: How the heck did the woman make her way from Burghley House, a stately home near Peterborough, England, to a shallow grave 300 yards away? Victor Mather, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2024 Ritchie eventually chose the stately home of Basildon Park, Berkshire in the U.K. for that film. Jazz Tangcay, Variety, 20 Mar. 2024 So what a thing to have someone dance in a movie through a stately home, naked, celebrating. Vulture, 11 Jan. 2024 The stately home features four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a see-through fireplace to a covered deck, Bosch stainless steel appliances in a sleek, all-white kitchen and approximately 3,150 square feet of living space. Kansas City Star, 25 Jan. 2024 The stately home, built in 1930, certainly had enough room to accommodate the family of five. Hannah Chubb, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 Where to Celebrate in London The Lanesborough In tony Knightsbridge, The Lanesborough hotel, built in 1719, was once the stately home of Viscount Lanesborough. Carole Sovocool, Robb Report, 21 Apr. 2023 This stately home features high coffered ceilings, custom woodwork, hardwood floors, fireplaces, and oversized windows that flood the nearly 5,000 square foot home with natural light. Mary Carole McCauley, Baltimore Sun, 28 June 2023 Dedicated to helping others, Hoover was known for sharing his stately home with the community. Kc Baker, Peoplemag, 15 June 2023

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“Stately home.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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