A five-bedroom megamansion with sprawling grounds adjacent to London’s Hampstead Heath has come on the market for £15 million (US$18.3 million).
Known as Lawn House, the 8,262-square-foot residence has been created from the principal wing of Inverforth House, a Grade II-listed home that over the years played host to guests including Winston Churchill and Queen Mary, according to marketing materials.
“Lawn House is a truly unique family home, which combines private family relaxation areas and grand living spaces for entertaining and impressing visitors,” said a statement from Rosy Khalastchy, head of Beauchamp Estates St. John’s Wood & Hampstead. “The house is set within the grandeur of the Inverforth House stately home and classical gardens, one of the most famous residences in Hampstead, where royalty, famous politicians and London high society have been entertained.”
The listing is being represented jointly by Beauchamp Estates and TK International. After several weeks available off-market, the property was listed publicly last week, according to representatives.
Inverforth House, a Queen Anne Revival-style stately home, was built in 1895. After cycling through a series of high-profile owners, in 1955 it was bequeathed by the estate of then-owner, shipping magnate Lord Inverforth, to the Industrial Orthopaedic Society and converted into a 100-bed women’s hospital following his death, according to marketing materials.
The property was purchased by luxury developer Frogmore in the late 1990s, and the two principal wings were restored and turned into five-bedroom mansions, of which Lawn House is one.
The residence features numerous period details including high ceilings, oak wall paneling, marble pillars and arches through the main hallway and reception area, and a cantilevered curved stone staircase framed from above by a glazed cupola.
What was once the home’s ballroom has been converted into a grand reception and dining room with high ceilings and tall, arched windows overlooking the property’s grounds, per listing photos. The ground level also includes a double-height library and study, a family kitchen and breakfast room, and a large home theater.
In addition to three bedroom suites with en-suite bathrooms, the home boasts a principal suite that features its own bathroom and walk-in dressing room and opens directly out onto two private roof terraces, according to the listing. A principal guest suite, with a sitting room and dressing room, is on the mezzanine floor.
The basement level includes a “Hollywood-inspired” swimming pool and spa room, as well as a gym, showers and changing facilities.
The home’s extensive grounds include manicured gardens surrounding the house, and a gate opening onto the Hill Garden and Pergola, an 8-acre garden with an 800-foot-long Grade II-listed Pergola that used to be a part of the estate, but was given as a gift and turned into a public park adjoining Hampstead Heath in 1960. Beyond Hill Gardens, residents can directly access Hampstead Heath, as well.
Article Source: Mansion Global