Thu. May 26th, 2022

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It’s pretty magnificent, not true (Image: AlexanderMillett / BNPS Source: BNPS)

This building has lived many lives.

It was once a rectory for St. Mary’s Church. Then it served as a living room. Now it’s a fancy pants mansion for sale for £ 15 million.

The listed Palace House is a Georgian property in the heart of London, overlooking the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and the Thames.

It was originally built back in the 19th century as a rectory for the Church of St Mary, which is now a museum, and later housed 26 postgraduate students at King’s College London.

The current owner removed all signs of student life, doubled the size of the home and installed new electricity and plumbing everywhere – so there is none of the gloomy water pressure in the showers you might associate with uni halls.

It is now on the market with a bid price of £ 15 million and offers 13,448 square meters of housing.

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What was once a rectory, then a dormitory, is now a seriously luxurious mansion (Photo: AlexanderMillett / BNPS)

It is an absolute luxury pillow with a magnificent entrance hall, a formal living room, a dining room, a kitchen, a breakfast room, a gallery with library and a home office (or billiard room whatever you choose).

There are six bedrooms to choose from, each with their own bathroom and dressing room – including the main suite, which also has his and her dressing room. Fancy.

The basement will house a nine meter long swimming pool, a whirlpool, a complete fitness center, a steam room, a bar and a cinema with 15 people, why the hell not.

living room in london mansion

It has been completely renovated to remove all traces of its university life (Photo: AlexanderMillett / BNPS)

There is a lift to all floors so you do not have to worry about wandering around this huge space.

Plus, outside is a 5,000 square foot garden, a carriage driveway and a separate carriage house complete with a garage for three cars and an annex with two bedrooms above.

The house overlooks Archbishops Park with Lambeth Palace and the Thames behind.

Peter Preedy, from real estate agent Alexander Millett, said: ‘Palace House is one of those things you have to see to believe.

kitchen in mansion

The property is now for sale for £ 15million (Photo: AlexanderMillett / BNPS)

‘Getting 13,500 square feet and just a ten minute walk from Parliament Square is unique.

‘You would not get anything the size of a private residence nearby, or if you got something that big, it would be three times the price.

“This combination of the size of the house and what it offers, with a third of an acre and a carriage driveway, is quite rare.

‘Your next neighbor is the Archbishop of Canterbury.

15-person fitness center inside the mansion

There are plans for a cinema with 15 seats, a fitness center and a pool (Photo: AlexanderMillett / BNPS

‘It’s amazingly valuable and just needs the right kind of person to come along and do something special with it.

‘The current owner bought it for it to be his own private house, but with the current situation and living away from London for the last two years, he has now decided he will not return or will not require that much space , if he does.

‘He’s excavated a huge basement to add a gym and pool, and there’s a new second floor – the house has doubled in size since it was purchased.

‘It will be sold ready for “shell and core”. So all the electricity and plumbing is finished, the interior walls will be finished and the prospective buyer can finish it to their liking. ‘

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