If only walls could talk - Margaret Thatcher's Chester Square home goes on the market
Margaret Thatcher’s former residence, no 73 Chester Square, is on the market – and it’s a snip at £30 million!
Chester Square, Belgravia, is one of London’s most desirable addresses – and residents count Roman Abramovich, Mick Jagger and Nigella Lawson as neighbours.
With house prices averaging £10.5 million across the square, you can be safe in the knowledge that the riff raff are kept out.
The Iron Lady occupied No. 73 for 22 years, from 1991 until her death in 2013, when the house was bought by a developer who restored the property to its former glory.
The house still boasts many features from Thatcher’s residential reign – including a bombproof front door, ‘73′ plaque on the doorstep and a formal dining room with an interlinking door to her famous study where she spoke with Ronald Regan.
The Belgravia developer has also added a lift and private garage at the rear of the property and the original fireplaces have been restored.
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Naturally, being a super swish London pad, the house has been filled with designer furniture and a cool palette of grey that dazzles beneath chandelier after chandelier.
If you like your own private space then you will be thrilled to hear that the master suite covers the entire second floor – we bet that is a spectacular walk-in wardrobe.
There are a further 5 bedrooms throughout the property, including staff accommodation, because one needs to employ a guide to help navigate their way around this mansion.
The Georgian property also backs into the rear mews where a large kitchen takes on a contemporary vibe, plus a media room, 500-bottle cellar, bar and gymnasium are hidden on the lower ground level.
Richard Gutteridge of
Savills says: “No 73 is certainly one of the finest houses on the Square, and the quality of renovation is outstanding.
“The property fully embraces its history and Grade II listed status, whilst the level of craftsmanship has enabled the careful creation of a modern yet traditional home that has cleverly reconfigured the journey through the house.”
What’s stopping you owning a piece of luxury British history then? Oh, just that pesky £30 million price tag…