Househunter Chelsea, London, SW3

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The Independent Online
Russophiles may find themselves drawn to 27 The Vale, in the middle of Chelsea. The extension to the front of the house, part of the original design, is said to be a Russian Dacha that was exhibited in London. After the exhibition closed, it was incorporated into the construction. The part of London that the house overlooks was an area where artists such as Augustus John congregated. The agent John D Wood (0171-352 1484) describes the house as having two magnificent reception rooms but does not detail the rest. They suggest, somewhat mysteriously, that "the current arrangement of rooms gives a purchaser considerable scope for rearrangement to create a family house with guest or staff accommodation". The guide price is pounds 1.5 million.