Converted Knightsbridge church is slashed by £15m to £39.5million

Converted Knightsbridge church once owned by the theatre impresario behind Les Misérables and Miss Saigon and boasting its own pool room, juice bar, and spa is slashed by £15m to £39.5million

  • A former Anglican church in London which now boasts its own spa slashed its asking price to by £15 million
  • St Saviours House went on the market for £55 million in 2019 but is now on offer at a reduced £39.5 million 
  • The posh Grade II-listed building has a swimming pool, treatment room, sauna, steam room, and a cinema 

A former Anglican church has dropped in price from £55million to less than £40m after no-one stepped forward to buy it. 

St Saviours House, a walking distance from Harrods in London’s Knightsbridge, boasts more than 12,000 square feet with 40-foot ceilings and has its own spa.

But after going on the market for a staggering £55 million in 2019, the property has been reduced in price by an eye-watering £15 million and is now on offer at £39.5 million.

The former church was previously owned by the 80-year-old lyricist behind Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, Alain Boublil.

The Grade II-listed building also has a swimming pool, gym, treatment room, sauna, steam room and a cinema with a bar as well as oak beams, stone pillars, stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings.

It contains seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a striking bronze-and-glass lift shaft surrounded by a stone spiral staircase, linking all the floors.

The church was originally designed by Belgrave Square architect George Basevi in 1838 and built on land which in the year prior was valued at £300.

Estate agent Knight Frank made the church near Knightsbridge, London its property of the week in September 2019, when it was on offer for £55 million

The stunning, affluent property comes with a pool and ‘truly offers comfortable and luxurious living space like no other in London’

The opulent property boasts gorgeous décor and is adorned by oak beams, stone pillars, stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings

The beautiful building which was once an Anglican church has been converted into a living space and even comes with its own gym

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

Agents Knight Frank made the church their property of the week in September 2019, when it was on offer for £55 million.

A blurb on the website then read: ‘While there are countless super-prime homes in London competing for the title of most remarkable property, none are as remarkable, extravagant or unique as St Saviours House – and it’s likely that you would simply walk past it.

Knight Frank went on to describe a drawing room with stylish, ethereal vaulted ceilings ‘allowing you to look up to the heavens’

The church was originally designed by Belgrave Square architect George Basevi in 1838 and built on land which the year prior was valued at £300 

The opulent living space which boasts more than 12,000 square feet has had its asking price slashed to less than £40 million after no-one stepped forward to buy it

‘St Saviours House on Walton Street in Knightsbridge is a model in opulent architectural and interior design, hidden away by the comely – but all-too unassuming – façade of a former 19th-century Anglican church.

‘Originally designed in 1838 by Belgrave Square architect George Basevi, the Grade II-listed building has been converted into a sumptuous seven-bedroom home, once described by developers as “undeniably the finest private home in Knightsbridge”.

‘It’s just yards from the rear of Harrods and is a two-minute walk from the bustle of Brompton Road.

The Grade II-listed building also has a cinema room with a bar as well as a swimming pool, gym, treatment room, sauna and a steam room

The luxury property which has seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms was formerly owned by the lyricist behind Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, Alain Boublil

St Saviours House is a walking distance to posh designer store Harrods in London’s Knightsbridge and boasts more than 12,000 square feet with 40-foot ceilings

A floorplan of the property’s ground level. Agents Knight Frank made the church their property of the week in September 2019, when it was on offer for £55 million 

‘Step inside this exceptional property and your heart will skip a beat.’

It went on to describe a drawing room with vaulted ceilings ‘allowing you to look up to the heavens’, gothic archways, grand spiral staircase, seven bedrooms, an entire ‘leisure floor’, swimming pool, sauna and treatment rooms and media room.

‘The property is incredibly spacious with approximately 12,102 square feet of space,’ the description went on.

‘It truly offers comfortable and luxurious living space like no other in London.’ 

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