In 1947, HRH Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark and her husband Main Richard Brandram, MC, moved into the house as their major residence. After relocating to London, Princess Katherine, a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria and daughter of HM King Constantine I of Greece and Princess Sophie of Prussia, was granted a British royal title by King George VI. “With its fascinating royal historical past, this magnificent townhouse-mansion supplies the chance to amass one of many best homes on Eaton Sq., in the marketplace for the primary time in a era,” Gary Hersham, founding director of Beauchamp Estates, mentioned in a press release. Princess Katherine and her husband lived within the house for years earlier than finally shifting to Marlow in Buckinghamshire, the place they lived a low-profile life.
Although it’s not a real palace, the house’s ornate interiors and manicured gardens, which had been refurbished in 1995 by inside designer Nicky Haslam, are actually worthy of a royal designation. Initially constructed between 1825 and 1826 by Thomas Cubit, the formal stucco and brick façade, full with a portico supported by doric columns, mirrors the opposite row homes on the block. Inside, the five-floor residence opens to a grand reception corridor and formal eating room together with a predominant reception room and sitting room. The first bed room suite occupies the complete second flooring; three different bed room suites are discovered on the higher flooring. Within the basement, the mansion options one other visitor bed room suite, a health club, a kitchen, utilities, and a laundry room. Included within the sale can also be the on-site mews home, which, in accordance with the itemizing brokers, could possibly be used for as much as a further 5 bedrooms or as mixture of residing and bed room areas.
In response to a 2019 New York Instances report, patrons are sometimes motivated by houses with royal connections, even in locations the place monarchies have disbanded. “It could be romance or historical past or simply the movie star issue, however folks will certainly pay extra for a house with a little bit of royal magic to it,” Nina Coulter, the director of residential growth gross sales for Savills in London, advised the paper on the time. Naturally it’s an element the itemizing brokers of the Eaton Sq. mansion imagine make the house that rather more interesting. “With its illustrious historical past, lovely interiors, and great entertaining areas, we anticipate that there can be vital home and worldwide curiosity on this distinctive Belgravia residence,” O’Brien concluded.