Gothic-Style Cottage in London Asks £2.95 Million
- By Bertie Russell
- 27 February 2020
On a quiet, narrow street in London’s Chelsea neighborhood, a recently listed house stands out from the rest. With its castellated roof line and pointed windows, the gothic-style residence is more castle than Chelsea-chic.
The three-bedroom spread hit the market earlier this month asking £2.95 million (US$3.8 million) with London-based brokerage Russell Simpson.
Spread across three levels and behind a gated front entrance, the home is “undoubtedly one of the most intriguing homes in Chelsea,” Alan Russell, director at Russell Simpson, said in a news release.
It has a sculptural staircase, an open-plan kitchen and dining room and a patio terrace, according to the listing.
“The recent modernization of the property has not only added space, but a whole new dimension to this wonderful home,” Mr. Russell said. “It has managed to retain its original character so that you can still imagine its former life, whilst now benefiting from clean and spacious interiors.”
Mansion Global could not determine the identity of the home’s seller, or how much they paid for the property.
A plaque on the facade of the home commemorates one former owner, artist and costume designer Sophie Fedorovitch. She occupied the home until her death in 1953.
Interior designer and socialite Nicky Haslam, 80, used to be a visitor to the house.
When asked in an interview last year about his dream property, he spoke about this home, saying “there’s a little house that a friend of mine owned when I was young. It’s an all-white castellated cottage with Gothic windows.”
“It’s just one room up, one room down,” he said. “But to me it’s the most romantic building in London.”
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