MH Real Estate

Friday 24 October 2014

Great Expectations or a bleak house?

Last year proposals were revealed to open Charles Dickens’ country house, Gads Hill Place, in Higham, Kent as a museum. Dickens first saw the house as a child and dreamt of living in the “wonderful Mansion” later in life. Years later he did precisely that and purchased the house for £1790 in 1856. In that house Dickens wrote one of my favourite books, Great Expectations, published in 1860. What of the expectations for mansions in 2014 and beyond? Well, it seems taxation may be on the agenda.