Robert Saint-Leger Posted July 8, 2017 Share Posted July 8, 2017 Brooke House The sandstone Brooke House on Pall Mall is the London residence of the Earl Brooke, Sir Robert Thomas St. Leger, and his family. Set on a few acres with a walled and tiered garden, the house sits on the rise of a small hill which slopes in the back to small fashioned pond. Climbing roses and berries grace walls and terraces interspersed with ivy with the occasional cluster of manicured fruit trees. It boasts a large royal oak just off the back corner of the mansion with two wide swings which used to be a familiar playsite of the younger Lord Beverley, Robert St. Leger and his sister Lady Doneraile. Now it is a frequent site of play for the lady's 3 little boys when they are visiting their grandfather although they most often stay in Battersea a few miles down the Thames. The garden wall and various garden half-walls are a familiar haunt for Lord Beverley to lay about and read or nap. Brooke House itself is a large, thick rectangle. While wingless, the set of rooms on the second floor to the right rear, belong to Lord Beverley, the Earl Brooke's heir. The second floor to the left going down to part of the first floor are the rooms of Lord and Lady Brooke who traditionally keep separate bedchambers. Lord Brooke's rooms go down to his study and an anteroom on the first floor. Facing the garden between those apartments on the second floor is a garden room which is popular for a morning meal or tea. The rear of the first floor is dedicated to entertaining space with a large hall/dining room, library, and a gallery. Guest rooms are found on both floors but most specifically on the second floor facing the front of the property. When arriving in front, there are always blue liveried servants with badges of the Earl's arms on their coats to greet you and attend to your needs. Beverley had slept amazingly. He was pleased to have his large, comfortable bed and rooms all to himself once more. At his father's house, Mary had her own space. There were positives and negatives, but at the moment he was reaping positives. He had risen early and was taking coffee in the room overlooking the garden, waiting for the rest of the house to officially wake for breakfast. There was still some snow covering everything despite the slushiness lingering on walkways from the day prior, and he was enjoying looking out over it. Privacy. The palace made him appreciate even the privacy a house with his parents could provide. Two other people, was far less than hundreds. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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