If there’s one thing Bobby Axelrod knows, it’s how to isolate himself in style.
Fans of the long-running Showtime series Billions last saw Damian Lewis’ character run away Swiss at the end of season five. However, a few episodes prior, the billionaire king of hedge funds was quarantined at his country home after contracting a case of Covid. Since then, the palace domain has been identified as Shawford Park, a Grade II listed house in the UK dating back to 1685. Now the Axe-approved pad can be yours for £13.5m (or around $17.5m) .
“It is very rare to find the combination of a beautiful house, a quality chalk stream fishingand in a ready-to-move-in condition,” says Crispin Holborow, co-manager of The Private Office at Savills, which owns the list with his colleague Steven Moore. What audiences may not know is that only interior scenes of the mansion were filmed in Shawford Park. However, the exterior is just as impressive.
The historic property sits on massive 59 acres of protected parkland in Hampshire. A feature worth noting is that the scenic Itchen River flows directly through and around the spread. Throughout its life, several owners made improvements to the land. In fact, landscape architect Kim Wilkie was brought in to design the estuarine garden. There’s also a croquet lawn, tennis court, lake, and outdoor pool that needs a little TLC.
Alterations to the 10-bedroom house took place between 1912 and 1920 at the hands of British architect Herbert Jewell. Today, the seven reception rooms still include a ton of traditional period details like warm wood-panelled walls and carved fireplaces. Axe, who the public saw taking Zoom calls from the stately home, benefited from classic cornices and decorative plaster moldings as a backdrop. Honestly, we could think of worse places to work remotely.
And who knows, maybe the presbytery will reappear when Billions returns for season seven.
In the meantime, click here to view all Shawford Park photos.