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A luxury, six-story London house is on sale for $71 million – it has a sauna, basement pool, and a cellar

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The town house, 2 Whistler Square, at Chelsea Barracks, London.
  • A luxury town house in Belgravia, London, recently went on the market for £58 million (R1.1 billion).
  • The property is currently one of the most expensive listings in London.
  • It sits on the site of a former army barracks and features a 12-metre pool and garden annex.
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This six-story town house in central London just went on the market. The property is on the site of a former military facility, Chelsea Barracks, and has its own 12-metre pool, private annex, and cinema room.

Inside the Chelsea Barracks town house

At £58 million (R1.1 billion), 2 Whistler Square is currently one of the most expensive listings on London's property market.

The dining room.

The house stretches to almost 15,000 square feet and is arranged over six floors.

The town house has six floors.

The town house has two lower ground floors, one of which is entirely dedicated to an open-plan kitchen and living area that opens on to a garden.

The property has an open-plan kitchen and living area.

The house's bottom floor features a cinema room and wine cellar...

There is a cinema room inside.

... luxury spa facilities, including a sauna, steam room, and treatment room...

The town house has spa facilities.

... as well as a 12-metre pool, complete with loungers.

The property has an indoor pool.

The spa facilities offer "complete privacy and exclusivity," according to the developers of Chelsea Barracks.

The property has spa facilities.

The bottom floor also incorporates a gym and changing rooms.

The property has its own gym.

The property's ground level is made up of a luxury entrance hall, study, living room, and elevators that serve all other floors.

Marble flooring runs throughout the property.

The upper floors above are given over to to bedrooms, reception rooms and dining areas ...

One of the bedrooms inside the town house.

...including a master suite with a lobby, bedroom, bathroom, and dressing room.

One of the bathrooms inside the property.

The mansion has seven bedrooms.

The townhouse has seven bedrooms.

The house is topped by a spacious roof terrace overlooking the surrounding area of central London.

The town house has a roof terrace.

The property is situated in the exclusive neighborhood of Belgravia, one of London's wealthiest districts. Row homes in the area sold for an average of £4.3 million in the last year, according to property search portal, Rightmove.

The outside space of the Chelsea Barracks Townhouse.

The architecture throughout the town house is based on "traditional Georgian layouts," according to Marion Baeli, partner at PDP, the property's architects.

The living space inside the Chelsea Barracks town house.

The house's neutral color scheme was inspired by the "restrained palettes seen in the Georgian era," according to Ottalie Stride, director of the home's interior designers, Albion Nord.

One of the living areas in the town house.

The town house is part of a new development built on the former site of a British army barracks dating back to 1860. The barracks were in use until 2007.

An aerial view of the Chelsea Barracks site in London in 2008.

The masterplan for the redevelopment of the Chelsea Barracks site not only includes town houses, but also private apartments, a restaurant, and a public retail space. The restaurant is set to open this year, while the apartments are already 92% sold, according to a representative of the Chelsea Barracks development.

Whistler Square at Chelsea Barracks, London.

The town houses are the most expensive properties on the development and sit on five acres of garden space. Priced from £38 million (R753 million), there are 13 in total. Five have already been sold.

A fireplace inside the town house.

The largest of the townhouses, 2 Whistler Square is currently the development's most expensive property.

The property has a separate annex.

The townhouse also features a separate, self-contained annex called the Mews House.

The annex, Mews House, is part of the property.

The Mews House is spread over two floors and features a reception area, living space, bedroom, and kitchen.

The living space inside Mews House, which is part of the property.

Despite its current status as one of London's most costly listings, its price tag is some way off the record price paid for a home in London. A 62,000 square foot mansion overlooking London's Hyde Park sold for $275 million in 2020.

The facade of 2-8a Rutland Gate, thought to be the most expensive home ever sold in Britain.

The property was purchased by billionaire Cheung Chung-kiu, who also received permission to renovate the home. The renovation is expected to cost nearly as much as the home, per Forbes.

The facade of 2-8a Rutland Gate.

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