With a front door lined with steel to make it bombproof and a price tag of £30 million this property in Chester Square is no ordinary house and its previous resident was no ordinary homeowner.
Located in London’s Belgravia, 73 Chester Square was the last home of the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher. This six storey, six bedroom Georgia mansion was Thatcher’s home after her tenure as prime minister, from 1991 until she passed away in 2013.
After a three year, multimillion pound refurb by luxury developer, Leconfield, this property is now back on the market. Despite having had a costly makeover, the property’s price appears to be a reflection of the historical appeal of its famous former occupant.
Leconfield made sure that the refurb retained most of its features from the Baroness Thatcher’s time in the home, including the doorstep inlay 73 plaque she had installed in 1991. Unfortunately, we can’t show you any pictures of the property for fear of a slap on the wrist from the internet police, but we are allowed to tell you all about it.
The property appears to evoke the Iron Lady at her prime. The book-lined study is adjacent to the formal dining room, her favourite rooms in the house, where the ceilings reach 3.5 metres high and the windows overlook the Square.
In terms of aesthetics, the property is a blend of classic and contemporary designs. There are parquet floors, a roof terrace, a skylight in the family room and a newly built mews house attached – which doubles as a garage and has an entrance into the kitchen.One of the most impressive period features retained, are the magnificent fireplaces, that date back to Louis XVI. However, these are matched with modern comforts like a lift, cinema room, gym, and a bar and 500 bottle wine cellar.
Upstairs there is an elegant master suite, large double bedroom, dressing area and master bathroom. There are a further five bedrooms, including the option for staff accommodation. The family room has solid oak flooring, Italian style sofas, an ornate marble table and a staircase leading to the roof terrace above.
This home is said to be one of the finest on Chester Square. The Grade II listed building fully embraces its history, combined with a level of craftsmanship that enables the house to be a modern, yet traditional home. No wonder it’s being sold for such a mouth watering price.
Unfortunately this seller has listed Savills so will have to pay around 2% on completion, that’s £720,000 in fees alone! If they had sold with us, we could have saved them £719,400!
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