What do Mary Shelley, Nigella Lawson, Dame Julie Andrews, Margaret Thatcher, Mick Jagger, Tony Curtis, and Andrew Lloyd Webber all have in common? At one time or another, they all called this luxurious, towering townhouse in West London home — and if you happen to have $33 million to invest, you can also add your name to the historic list of residents.
According to Variety, the “lavishly rehabbed residence in West London’s almost ludicrously posh Belgravia area” at 24 Chester Square just hit the market and features an uncommonly expansive 7,100 square feet of living space spread across six and a half floors.
Befitting the music and cinema royalty and beloved ladies of the pantry and parliament who’ve formerly graced its halls, this towering manse features five en-suite bedrooms plus a staff suite, seven full bathrooms and three half-bathrooms, five balconies, terraces, and patios, a mirror-lined seven person elevator, a floor-to-ceiling tiled jacuzzi room (part of a fully functioning basement-level private health club), a 40-foot-long parlor living room and a formal dining room that comfortably seats twelve.
The chef’s kitchen (hello, Nigella) features a demonstration island with waterfall marble and matching counters and backsplash. Various marbles and luxury stone and woodwork and finish carpentry feature prominently throughout the bedrooms and bathrooms, the latter of which were called “Tom Ford inspired” in listing materials.
Other luxury amenities include a home cinema, a wine cellar, parking for three cars “with mews access”, and unparalleled views of Chester Square from the bespoke rooftop terrace.
The literary prestige of the address is commemorated on the stone columns right at the townhome’s entrance, with a blue English Heritage plaque proudly calling attention to the residence’s first famous inhabitant, Mary Shelley, and its connection to Frankenstein author — who lived at the address from 1846 until her death in 1851.