Where old meets new – see inside this unique Grade II listed property in the heart of Norfolk

The White House at West End, Old Costessey, is very much a tale of the old and the new. Currently on the market with Minors and Brady at a guide price of £500,000 to £525,000, the unique Grade II listed property juxtaposes exquisite, original character with cutting-edge, contemporary space.

The current owners have carried out extensive renovation work throughout and were originally drawn to the property for its ornate appearance and special place in local history. The house was originally built in 1860 by the Gunton brothers who owned the nearby Gunton Brickworks. “They apparently began their careers working on the upkeep of Costessey Hall,” says the property’s owner. “Later they went on to build this house in a very decorative style and one of them then lived here himself.” 

Gunton Brickworks, which was in its heyday at the end of the 19th century, was famous for its ornamental bricks and fine mouldings – hints of which can be seen on the carefully restored exterior of The White House.