The ultimate fixer-upper - A £15m stately home has gone back on the market for a cut-price £2.5m

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Furniture designer John Makepeace lived in the house before the Austrian tycoon.<br />
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A £15m stately home has gone back on the market for a cut-price £2.5m after it was burnt to the ground in a suspected arson attack.

Grade I listed Parnham House, near Beaminster, Dorset, is now just a charred shell of the magnificent mansion it once was following the blaze in April 2017.

Its owner, hedge fund manager Michael Treichl, was arrested on suspicion of arson only to later drown in an apparent suicide. 

A sale for £3m was agreed for the Elizabethan manor fell through earlier this year and it has now been listed for sale again.
Despite initial vows by the family that they would rebuild the 500-year-old home, receivers have been brought in by the mortgage lenders to sell what remains of the property.