Approaching Princess Catherine’s childhood dwelling from a distance, your preliminary impression could be of a spacious, although removed from palatial, three-story brick farmhouse. Up shut, nevertheless, you will discover one thing odd: a tall hedge that slices by way of the entrance yard, blocking a couple of third of the home from view. Awkward as this seems, it’s intentional: A earlier proprietor subdivided the home into two separate houses lengthy earlier than the Middletons purchased it.
This was clearly not a deal-breaker for the Middletons, though Dudley Singleton, the realtor who later helped them promote the home conceded to the Every day Mail that “it seems a bit lopsided, would not it?” He continued, “Ages in the past, somebody bought off the right-hand little bit of the home and hid it behind a hedge. However at first lots of people nonetheless suppose it is one home — in order that’s a bonus so far as promoting it goes.”
Regardless of this quirk, the Middletons resided fairly fortunately there with their three youngsters for nearly 15 years, staying years after they may have simply afforded a bigger house. “They don’t seem to be pretentious individuals — they lived right here lengthy after they have been very profitable with their enterprise, nonetheless operating their enterprise out of the shed,” Singleton informed CNN.