Lord Mountbatten’s opulent royal residence for sale
Lord Mountbatten’s opulent royal residence for sale – An impressive contemporary Georgian townhouse with an amazing ROYAL history and within walking distance to Belgrave Square and Buckingham Palace.
Lord Louis Mountbatten – History
Lord Louis Mountbatten, great grandson to Queen Victoria and a much-loved member of the royal family and his wife, lived in this home beginning in 1941.This became their London Home for most of the war, while there Broadlands estate in Hampshire was converted into a hospital for injured servicemen. Mountbatten’s nephew Prince Philip would often stay at the residence while on shore leaves in London. Philip finally returned to London in March 1946. He took up residence at the Mountbatten home on Chester Street, where he relied on his uncle’s butler to keep his threadbare wardrobe in good order.
This elegant 6 bedroom, 7 bathroom Georgian Home has been designed and finished with all the luxuries that one desires. The property has wonderful symmetry with abundance of space and gorgeous windows throughout which allows natural light to flow.
The entertainers kitchen invites families and friends to come together to celebrate a special occasion. The kitchen has Statuario marble worktops and a large island with seating, WOLF oven range, Gaggenau appliances, Plantation Shutters. The kitchen flows into a formal dining area and sitting room.
Property Details :
* 6 Bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
* Presidential Reception Room
* Entertainers Kitchen
* Courtyard Garden
* Lift * Cinema / TV Room
* Wine Store
* Fully Air Conditioned
* Fire Detection System
* Hand Finished Wooden Flooring
* Bespoke bio ethanal fire place
* Mist Fire Suppression System
Gross Internal Area 4138 sq feet
The local area – Belgravia
Belgravia is a district of west London in the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Noted for its immensely expensive residential properties, it is one of the wealthiest districts in the world. The district lies mostly to the south-west of Buckingham Palace and is a stone throw to Knightsbridge to the north, Grosvenor Place and Buckingham Palace Road to the east, Pimlico Road to the south and Sloane Street to the west.
History of the area
The area takes its name from one of the Duke of Westminster’s subsidiary titles, Viscount Belgrave. The village of Belgrave is two miles (3 km) from the Grosvenor family’s main country seat of Eaton Hall. Most of the area was originally owned by Richard Grosvenor, 2nd Marquess of Westminster, who had it developed from the 1820s. Thomas Cubitt was the main contractor. Belgravia is characterised by grand terraces of white stucco houses and is focused on Belgrave Square and Eaton Square. It was one of London’s most fashionable residential districts from the beginning and remains so to this day. Fashion design houses have their retail flagship stores and studios within walking distance of the area.
It is a relatively quiet district in the heart of London, contrasting with neighbouring districts, which have far more busy shops, large modern office buildings, hotels, and entertainment venues. Many embassies are located in the area, especially in Belgrave Square.
Although many houses in Belgravia are among the most expensive anywhere in the world many residential properties in Belgravia are owned by ultra-high net worth individuals who have other luxury residences worldwide in exclusive locations.