A Jaguar cofounder's decadent former home can be yours for $9.8 million



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The living room in Wappenbury Hall.

The former Wappenbury, England, estate of Sir William Lyons - who cofounded Jaguar Cars with William Walmsley in 1922 - is up for sale for $9.8 million.


Lyons died in 1985, and although its current owners, Godfrey and Marie Hall, didn't buy the property until 2007, they recently told the Wall Street Journal, "The layout of the house is exactly the same as when Sir William had it, as it was in very good condition when we bought it. All we've done is upgrade some of the fittings and put in new bathroom suites."

Let's take a look inside the 329-acre estate, which has luxurious carpeting, decadent drapes, and dark wood paneling.