Baroness Thatcher's former Belgravia home is for sale for £30 million

Take a peek behind the 'bombproof' door of the former prime minister's townhouse in one of Belgravia's most prestigious squares.

The former Belgravia home of Baroness Thatcher has been listed for sale for £30 million.

The white stucco townhouse in Chester Square has been put on the market after a multi-million pound refurbishment.

In 1991, the former prime minster and her husband Denis are said to have paid the Duke of Westminster £700,000 for a 10-year lease for the five-storey house, and this was renewed in 2001. 

Baroness Thatcher, who was prime minister between 1979 and 1990, lived in the property for more than 20 years.

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Baroness Thatcher leaving the Chester Square house in 1995. Image: Ian McIlgorm


Chester Square in Belgravia remains one of the capital's most prestigious addresses. 

Richard Gutteridge, head of Savills Sloane Street office, describes the home as an eminent and rare property, in terms of location, renovation and history.

"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,” he says.

The house was sold after Baroness Thatcher's death at the age of 87 in 2013 to Leconfield Property Group, a Belgravia developer and construction firm, for just £4.16 million according to Land Registry records, but it is thought to have been on a short lease. 

Several features from Baroness Thatcher’s time at 73 Chester Square, a palatial six-bedroom townhouse, remain. The inlaid ‘73’ plaque in the doorstep was installed by her in 1991 when she moved in, while the security glass in all windows facing the square has been retained, along with the steel-lined bombproof front door.

The first-floor drawing room and library, with views of Chester Square, was said to be Baroness Thatcher’s favourite room in the house. After an 18-month restoration and refurbishment program by Leconfield, this luxurious space features a pair of original Louis XVI fireplaces and parquet flooring, selected to match the house’s original floor.

The Hopton stone laid down in the entrance hall is the same used in the Houses of Parliament. 

The Grade II-listed home, on the market with estate agent Savills, also now boasts a lift, a newly constructed mews house to the rear and a private garage. On the lower ground floor of the mews, a gym, media room and a 500-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar have been added. 

 


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