The home of one of Britain’s most distinguished architects is on the market for the first time, and could be yours for just £4.25m.

Sir Christopher Wren lived in his Hampton Court home, The Old Court House, in the early 18th century.

The building has an English Heritage blue plaque dedicated to the architect, who designed iconic landmarks including St Paul’s Cathedral and the Royal Naval College and the south side of Hampton Court Palace.

Sir Christopher was a Royal Surveyor for 49 years, a post that granted him lodgings at the Old Court House, which he was given a 50-year lease on by Queen Anne in 1708, in lieu of salary arrears for building St Paul’s Cathedral.

In 1706, he carried out an almost complete overhaul of the house, which is the only period home on Hampton Court Green other than Hampton Court Palace, with a garden stretching down to the Thames.

His dining room is now a study but the well-proportioned room, panelled in wood by Wren himself, also includes the same marble fireplace he put in for King William III in Hampton Court Palace.

Patrick Glynn-Jones, of Savills Richmond, which is selling the property, said: “This is an exquisite and historic home. The magnificent first floor drawing room is the standout room of the house.

“Houses of this ilk are few and far between. I can see someone getting emotionally engaged by it, with all its fabulous historical features.”

The six-bedroom house has three bathrooms, three/four reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, cellars, garage for at least two cars and a river mooring.

The property is owned freehold after a string of leases from generals, admirals and earls.