Converted church behind Harrods with seven bedrooms, gym and spa goes on sale for £44MILLION

A FORMER church behind Harrods is on sale for £44million after being converted into a luxury home with seven bedrooms and a swimming pool

St Saviours House in upmarket Knightsbridge, West London, also boasts a gym, home cinema and stunning reception rooms.

The Grade II listed property measures to approximately 12,102 square feet with impressive 40-foot vaulted ceilings, stone pillars and oak beams.

Buyers can explore its rooms with a glass lift with an entire floor 'dedicated to leisure'.

There is also enough space for three cars to parked on the property.

Professionals hoping to unwind after a busy day at work can enjoy the home’s basement swimming pool, sauna, steam room, media room with bar and "treatment room".

St Saviour's Church was originally designed by Belgrave Square architect George Basevi in 1838.

However in 1998, the Diocese of London, needing money for urgent repairs, sold the Knightsbridge property for £1million after congregation numbers fell.

Part of the property was kept as a place of worship, requiring the relocation of the church organ and the construction of an acoustic wall between the house and the church, reported The Times.

The newly converted building was believed to have been bought for about £10 million by Alain Boublil, the lyricist who wrote the hit musicals Les Misérables and Miss Saigon.

But in 2009 he was said to have sold the home to a Thai businessman for £13.5million, with some of the current features.

An agreement in place ensures that the bells will not be rung, meaning a prospective buyer would not need to worry about the noise.

Stuart Bailey, head of Knight Frank's Belgravia office, said the property has been refurbished twice in the past ten years and the new owner could walk in and live there "immediately", and could negotiate the purchasing of its furniture too.

He told The Times: "If it were a typical townhouse there would be quite a few empty rooms shut up.

"Here you use all the space, so it can feel cosy and comfortable."

Source: Read Full Article