£7.25 million Church House in Knightsbridge cannot be described as anything other than “a hotchpotch”
The former “All Saint’s Church House” – currently known as either “Church House” or more simply “66 Ennismore Gardens” – in Knightsbridge is rather like a curate’s egg and as a result of having been played about with over the years, now features a layout that at best could be described as “a hotchpotch”. It is currently for sale for £7.25 million through agents Farrar.
Located aside both the Libyan Consulate in London and what is now a Russian Orthodox church, this 2,264 square foot freehold house features entrances both from Ennismore Gardens and Ennismore Mews. Reconfigured by various owners, photographs taken in 1977 show it featuring just two residential levels with two garages entered via the mews below whilst a 2009 image shows a second floor extension with a terrace that was added in the ensuing years.
After being sold in 2010 for £5,250,000 as a 2,136 square foot two to three bedroom house, Church House was subsequently converted into a 2,264 square foot house with four bedroom suites. In doing so, bizarrely, what has been created is an odd set of spaces that includes just one reception room dominated by a kitchen in one corner and no garaging at all.
Here, indeed, is proof that redevelopment is not always for the better and here is an example of a property that needs to be taken back to its bare guts.
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