By Megan Slack published
The most glorious property in Kensington has blessed the market, and you can pick up the keys for £19.5 million, or £21.5million if you want to keep the impeccable decor.
Located moments away from Fulham Road, this Grade II listed, former church is an exquisitely-restored five-bedroom house, with a swimming pool, cinema room, and a tranquil plant room concealed in the basement.
All 8,705sq ft of this majestic property showcases its angelic heritage, which dates back to 1841. The flair of the architectural artist, Edward Blore, is exhibited through its beautiful curved arches, authentic stained glass windows, and a lift in the former bell tower.
Towering five floors above this prestigious, pastel-kissed neighborhood, St Mark’s is a maze of secret features, including a massage room and the WFH office of our dreams. We’d be lying if we said we haven’t already mentally placed our stylish desk accessories and house plants all over this study.
Alongside the elegant key features of the property, including its gray marble-glazed kitchen, dining hall, and living room, St Mark’s has a games room and a gym that is giving us some serious home gym ideas; we might even look forward to our workout.
The cinema room includes a glamorous bar that could have come straight out of the Hollywood hills, meaning you can live out your golden West-Coast fantasies whilst indulging in the finest films in the industry. When the picture ends, you can drift to sleep in one of the sacred bedrooms, complete with a master ensuite bathroom with a stand-alone bathtub. The former church also has a dressing room, where you can admire your many purchases from the boutiques on the adjoining Kings Road.
The omnipotent interior is the handwork of Knightsbridge based designers Thorp Design, who blended the original grandeur of the property with contemporary decor and custom woodwork to create the most mysterious property in Chelsea.
Like any historic house, St Mark’s is not without its secrets. Concealed in the basement of this former church is a haven of serenity- a plant room where you can escape the hustle of the capital. Though, this hidden verdant utopia is especially appealing in the age of the pandemic, when people are looking for ways to combat stress and anxiety from home.
A private cinema, bar, and a gym? We certainly wouldn’t mind spending a lockdown in this house. The converted church is currently for sale with the real estate provider, Savills.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly loves writing about contemporary styles and trends for Livingetc.
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