Margaret Thatcher’s six-floor townhouse in Belgravia is on the market for a cool £30 million.
The Grade II listed building on No. 73 Chester Square, one of London’s most prestigious addresses, now boasts a lift, a newly constructed mews house with a roof terrace and a private garage after a three-year refurbishment by Leconfield, a development and construction company.
Some features from Thatcher’s time at the property remain. The layout and design of the formal dining room and interlinking study on the ground floor has been reinstated exactly as the Iron Lady had it during her 22 years at the property, from 1991 until her death in 2013.
The Georgian six-bedroom townhouse still has the inlaid ‘73’ plaque in the doorstep, which was installed Thatcher in 1991 as well as the steel-lined front door ensuring it is bombproof.
The entire first floor of the property is dedicated to the drawing room and library, with views of Chester Square and 3.5m tall ceilings. This was said to be Thatcher’s favourite room of the house.
Renovators have added a pair of original Louis XVI fireplaces and parquet flooring, selected to match the house’s original floor.
A cinema, a bar area and a gymnasium as well as 500-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar have been added during the refurbishment.
George Brooksbank, managing director of Leconfield, said the company strived to achieve the “perfect balance” between traditional and contemporary living by respecting the house’s history while incorporating the latest in modern technology.
“If only the walls could talk, one could almost imagine Ronald Reagan and other heads of state sitting with Baroness Thatcher in her dining room,” Richard Gutteridge, head of Savills Sloane Street office, said.
The property has come to the market through estate agent Savills on behalf of Leconfield.
It was outside this home that Sir Mark Thatcher and his sister Carol Thatcher addressed the press after their mother’s death in April 2013, aged 87.
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