Lee Radziwill’s former UK estate Henry Ford II is up for sale for £18.75million


A sprawling English estate once owned by Princess Lee Radziwill as well as Henry Ford II has hit the market for the first time since 1974.


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A sprawling English estate once owned by Princess Lee Radziwill as well as Henry Ford II hit the market this week for the first time since 1974, asking for £18.75million ($24.4million).

Known as Turville Grange and located in rural Buckinghamshire near the River Thames, the nearly 50-acre estate is home to an 8,000-square-foot Georgian main residence dating from 1887, with renovations and additions made throughout the years since, according to marketing materials from Beauchamp Estates, which has the listing with Knight Frank.

Radziwill, the sister of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, shared the home in the late 1960s and early 1970s with her then husband, HSH Prince Stanislas Radziwill. After the couple divorced in 1974, Turville Grange was sold to Henry Ford II, a grandson of Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford. The property has remained in the Ford family since then and is being sold by the Ford family trustees.

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“With a history that combines royalty, America’s first family and captains of industry, Turville Grange is one of England’s finest and most renowned country houses,” said the founding director of Beauchamp Estates , Gary Hersham, in a press release. “Set in landscaped grounds and overlooking leafy parkland to the front and rear, the estate enjoys a beautiful rural setting and is an ideal family home, ideal for entertaining.”

The five-bedroom main residence includes five reception rooms, staff quarters and a separate guest wing with two bedrooms and its own living room, according to marketing materials. The elegantly appointed interiors include fireplaces in the majority of rooms, as per the listing photos.

Radziwill had the home’s main rooms and entry hall remodeled by Italian interior designer Renzo Mongiardino, and years later Ford’s wife Kathleen DuRoss Ford commissioned architect Jeffrey Smith and design house Colefax & Fowler to update the house’s iconic interiors.

The wrought iron gates were donated by Queen Alexandra in 1908.


The property includes landscaped grounds and gardens designed by Lanning Roper, which have been featured in both Vogue and Architectural Digest. swimming pool as well as a gym, sauna, lounge, pilates room, changing rooms and showers.

The estate’s multiple guest cottages include two three-bedroom cottages known as Rose Cottage and Turville Cottage, as well as a two-bedroom guest house that Radziwill dubbed the White House in honor of his sister and son. brother-in-law, President John F. .Kennedy. The Kennedys were frequent guests at the estate during the Radziwills’ ownership, according to marketing materials.

Other guests at the property over the decades include Michael Caine, Liza Minelli, Nicky Haslam and Sir Evelyn de Rothschild.

The property is accessed through wrought iron gates donated by Queen Alexandra in 1908 and designed as a replica of the royal gates at Sandringham.

The grounds of the property also include a wine cellar, a large stable and paddock, a greenhouse, a tennis court and several storage rooms and garages.

This article originally appeared on World Mansion.


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