Harley Street's last private family home hits the market - for £10 million

The grand property is the last privately owned home in Harley Street and was once the private residence of Mussolini’s doctor.

The last privately owned and occupied house in London's Harley Street is for sale.

The grand central London property has been in aristocratic hands for more than 100 years. Once the Thirties home of the eminent Italian doctor Sir Aldo Castellani, who skipped England in a rush after it was revealed the dictator Benito Mussolini was his patient.

Florence-born Sir Aldo, a tropical medicine pioneer and a marchese, practised there up until the outbreak of the Second World War, when he backed Italy against the Allies and was its army medical chief.

In more recent years the property housed the Dowager Lady Killearn, said to be the last of the truly old-school London socialites, who would regularly throw lavish parties and occupied the residence until her death at the age of 105.

A regular visitor today is model Liberty Ross, daughter of current owner Roxana “Bunty” Lampson. Ross married record producer Jimmy Iovine on Valentine’s Day this year in Malibu, where the guests included Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga and Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson.

The family is ready to say goodbye to the five-storey property which comes with three residential flats and medical accommodation. It is listed with Savills for £10 million.

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