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"Horatio Hornblower’s Home for Sale" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2018 11:40 a.m. PST

"The childhood home that became the inspiration for Horatio Hornblower, C. S. Forester's famous fictional Royal Naval officer, a Palladian mansion near Insch, Aberdeenshire, is up for sale. The home is listed at £500,000.00 GBP but requires some work. For one thing, there are trees growing upon the walls, and these will surely need to be removed before the home can be inhabited.

Built in 1757 for James Gordon, Wardhouse was passed down through generations of Gordons. It was requisitioned by the British Army during World War II and subsequently sold in 1952. The new owner stripped out the interior and removed the roof in order to avoid paying taxes…."
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14Bore13 Apr 2018 9:38 a.m. PST

Would be a dream to fix that house up

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2018 9:37 p.m. PST



dantheman Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2018 5:05 a.m. PST


In the U.S. that would be a tear down. Historical? Forget about it. Everyone here wants a new McMansion.

Lieutenant Lockwood14 Apr 2018 10:01 a.m. PST

In the remodeling business I believe that would be called a 'dynamite job'.

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