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Stunning six bed mansion in Belgravia once home to 4th Earl of Lichfield is on sale for £45million

A magnificent Belgravia mansion once owned by the 4th Earl of Lichfield – the grandfather of the celebrated royal photographer Patrick Lichfield – has come on the market for £45 million. 

Positioned behind a gated driveway off Ebury Street, the 13,935 square foot, Grade-II listed Edwardian property was originally built in 1900-1901 and designed by architects Eustace Balfour and Hugh Thackery Turner.  

It is the largest house on Lygon Place – with six bedrooms and four reception rooms – and is being sold by Beauchamp Estates

Some of the best features of the mansion include a private health and leisure complex, a roof terrace, a billiards room and a separate three-story mews house. 

A six bedroom Belgravia mansion once owned by the 4th Earl of Lichfield and offering a private swimming pool and penthouse suite has come on the market for £45 million

One of the best features of the Edwardian mansion is a private indoor swimming pool on the lower ground floor. The pool comes with leisure decks and skylights from the garden terrace above

One of the best features of the Edwardian mansion is a private indoor swimming pool on the lower ground floor. The pool comes with leisure decks and skylights from the garden terrace above

The ground floor of the house is accessed via a stone entrance porch leading into a marble floored entrance hall with the main staircase

The ground floor of the house is accessed via a stone entrance porch leading into a marble floored entrance hall with the main staircase

During 1940 the Blitz led to the Lygon Place property becoming the headquarters of Foyer, White and Prescott, with the city solicitors relocating in 1965 to Caxton Street - allowing the mansion to revert back to residential use

During 1940 the Blitz led to the Lygon Place property becoming the headquarters of Foyer, White and Prescott, with the city solicitors relocating in 1965 to Caxton Street – allowing the mansion to revert back to residential use

The house has a red-brick façade with twin Portland stone bay windows rising from lower ground to first floors, and a multi-gabled roofline. 

Patrick Lichfield was famous for capturing the royal family on camera. He passed away in November 2005 from a sudden illness

Patrick Lichfield was famous for capturing the royal family on camera. He passed away in November 2005 from a sudden illness

The Land Registry lists the mansion’s first owner as wealthy shipping tycoon Sir Fenwick Shadforth-Watts who also served as President of the Chamber of Shipping and was heavily involved in naval matters.  

In 1935 the Lygon Place mansion was purchased by Thomas Anson, the 4th Earl of Lichfield. 

He was the grandfather of society photographer Patrick Lichfield, who – through his mother Anne Bowes-Lyon – was a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. Patrick’s birth in 1939 was celebrated at Lygon Place. 

Patrick was famous for capturing the royal family on camera and passed away in November 2005 from a sudden illness.  

The current owners purchased the property in 2011 and commissioned Irish architect David Collins to spend two years reconfiguring and refurbishing the six bedroom house and the three-story mews house.

This project was the last of Mr Collins’, who died in 2013. His work includes designs for Madonna’s London and Manhattan homes, Gordon Ramsay and Marco Pierre White’s restaurants and retailers Jimmy Choo, Alexander McQueen and Harrods. 

The principal rooms all have generous proportions, custom design parquet flooring, regency style fireplaces and high ceilings with covings and bespoke wall paneling

The principal rooms all have generous proportions, custom design parquet flooring, regency style fireplaces and high ceilings with covings and bespoke wall paneling

It is the largest house on Lygon Place - with six bedrooms and four reception rooms - and is being sold by Beauchamp Estates

It is the largest house on Lygon Place – with six bedrooms and four reception rooms – and is being sold by Beauchamp Estates

The current owners purchased the property in 2011 and commissioned Irish architect David Collins to spend two years reconfiguring and refurbishing the mansion and the separate mews house

The current owners purchased the property in 2011 and commissioned Irish architect David Collins to spend two years reconfiguring and refurbishing the mansion and the separate mews house

The principal rooms all have generous proportions, custom design parquet flooring, regency style fireplaces and high ceilings with covings and bespoke wall paneling. 

The ground floor of the house is accessed via a stone entrance porch leading into a marble floored entrance hall with the main staircase. 

Meanwhile, the hall gives access to two interconnecting reception rooms and a 10-12 seat dining room – all incorporating large bay windows. 

Coming off the hallway is the Boffi designed kitchen which has a large black marble topped island in the centre of the room and an assortment of high-end appliances. 

Coming off the hallway is the Boffi designed kitchen which includes a large black marble topped island in the centre of the room and a plethora of high-end appliances

Coming off the hallway is the Boffi designed kitchen which includes a large black marble topped island in the centre of the room and a plethora of high-end appliances

In 1935 the Lygon Place mansion was purchased by Thomas Anson, the 4th Earl of Lichfield. It was bought buy its current owners in 2011

 In 1935 the Lygon Place mansion was purchased by Thomas Anson, the 4th Earl of Lichfield. It was bought buy its current owners in 2011

The Land Registry lists the mansion's first owner as wealthy shipping tycoon Sir Fenwick Shadforth-Watts who also served as President of the Chamber of Shipping and was heavily involved in naval matters

The Land Registry lists the mansion’s first owner as wealthy shipping tycoon Sir Fenwick Shadforth-Watts who also served as President of the Chamber of Shipping and was heavily involved in naval matters

Wide doors from the kitchen open onto the spacious garden terrace designed to provide outside living and dining areas. 

Glass skylights in the limestone and granite terrace paving allows natural light to enter the health spa below. Meanwhile, the kitchen leads onto a breakfast dining room. 

The first floor contains the main dual aspect reception room and an office with bespoke joinery inspired by Coco Chanel. There is also a large private cinema room. 

On the second floor lives the principal bedroom suite, which incorporates a twin walk-in dressing room lined with built-in wardrobes and two Art Deco style marble bathrooms. The design was inspired by the Deco bathrooms of Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair. 

On the second floor is the principal bedroom suite, which incorporates a twin walk-in dressing room lined with built-in wardrobes and two Art Deco style marble bathrooms

On the second floor is the principal bedroom suite, which incorporates a twin walk-in dressing room lined with built-in wardrobes and two Art Deco style marble bathrooms

Marcus O Brien, Head of Beauchamp Estates Private Office, said: 'With its bespoke interiors this beautiful contemporary mansion was designed by celebrated Irish architect David Collins of the world-renowned David Collins Studio'. Pictured: One of the mansion's bespoke walk-in wardrobes

Marcus O Brien, Head of Beauchamp Estates Private Office, said: ‘With its bespoke interiors this beautiful contemporary mansion was designed by celebrated Irish architect David Collins of the world-renowned David Collins Studio’. Pictured: One of the mansion’s bespoke walk-in wardrobes

The Belgravia mansion has six spacious bedrooms. It is the largest house on Lygon Place and was once owned by the 4th Earl of Lichfield

The Belgravia mansion has six spacious bedrooms. It is the largest house on Lygon Place and was once owned by the 4th Earl of Lichfield

The third floor has three more bedroom suites, all with ensuite bathrooms and two with walk-in dressing rooms. 

On the top floor exists the dazzling penthouse suite providing a large entertainment room with a vaulted ceiling, a separate kitchenette and a large outside roof terrace working as an outdoor room with a feature fireplace. 

The mews house has a large ground floor reception room which opens onto a second garden terrace. It also includes a bedroom suite with an ensuite on the first floor, and another bedroom, a kitchen and a living area on the top floor. The roof of the mews has another outdoor entertaining terrace. 

Coming off the master bedroom is two Art Deco style marble bathrooms. The design was inspired by the Deco bathrooms of Claridge's Hotel in Mayfair

Coming off the master bedroom is two Art Deco style marble bathrooms. The design was inspired by the Deco bathrooms of Claridge’s Hotel in Mayfair 

The architect for the refurbishment of this house in 2011, David Collins, is also known for designing the properties of stars such as Madonna

The architect for the refurbishment of this house in 2011, David Collins, is also known for designing the properties of stars such as Madonna

The lower ground floor has a health and leisure complex with a large swimming pool, leisure decks and skylights from the garden terrace above. 

There is also a gym, sauna, steam room and billiard room. This floor is finished off with a sixth bedroom with an ensuite shower room. 

The stunning mansion also comes with underground parking with four bays large enough to accommodate Range Rovers and other tall vehicles.     

The principal rooms in this stunning mansion all contain beautiful fireplaces and bespoke wall paneling. The London property is on sale for £45 million

The principal rooms in this stunning mansion all contain beautiful fireplaces and bespoke wall paneling. The London property is on sale for £45 million 

On the top floor exists a dazzling penthouse suite which provides a large entertainment room with a vaulted ceiling, a separate kitchenette and a large outside roof terrace working as an outdoor room with a feature fireplace

On the top floor exists a dazzling penthouse suite which provides a large entertainment room with a vaulted ceiling, a separate kitchenette and a large outside roof terrace working as an outdoor room with a feature fireplace

Gary Hersham, Founding Director of Beauchamp Estates, said: ‘Now an exceptional fully modernised family home, perfect for contemporary London living, this Lygon Place mansion designed by David Collins also offers a wealth of history that combines shipping tycoons and aristocracy related to the Royal family.’  

Meanwhile, Marcus O Brien, Head of Beauchamp Estates Private Office, said: ‘With its bespoke interiors this beautiful contemporary mansion was designed by celebrated Irish architect David Collins of the world-renowned David Collins Studio. 

‘This magnificent family home provides an abundance of private outside space, a penthouse suite and a health and leisure complex with swimming pool and spa. It is one the finest residences currently for sale in Belgravia.’

According to the estate agents, the mansion’s address offers easy access to Belgravia and neighbouring Knightsbridge and Mayfair’s five star hotels and fashion boutiques.  

Patrick Lichfield, the grandson of the previous owner of the property – the 4th Earl of Lichfield – was famed for his royal commissions which captured the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer on their wedding day. 

Meanwhile, the late Patrick Lichfield also had his lens fixed on the female figure – since which his lesser-known collection of nudes became the subject of a new London exhibition in 2012. 

Patrick Lichfield passed away in 2005 after falling ill suddenly while staying with friends in the Oxford area. The former Queen was left ‘deeply saddened’ at the sudden death of her 66-year-old cousin once removed, who was famous for capturing the Royal Family on camera. 

The property also includes a billiard room, a gym, a sauna and a steam room. The house was described as an 'exceptional fully modernised family home'

The property also includes a billiard room, a gym, a sauna and a steam room. The house was described as an ‘exceptional fully modernised family home’  

One of the most impressive features of the house is a private indoor swimming pool with a skylight in the roof to let in natural light

One of the most impressive features of the house is a private indoor swimming pool with a skylight in the roof to let in natural light

Owners of the stunning mansion would never need to leave the house as the property includes its very own private gym

Owners of the stunning mansion would never need to leave the house as the property includes its very own private gym 

As well as a private pool, the magnificent six-bedroom mansion also contains a sauna where property owners and guests can  unwind

As well as a private pool, the magnificent six-bedroom mansion also contains a sauna where property owners and guests can  unwind

The £45 million property comes with several outdoor spaces which work as outdoor rooms with room for outdoor furniture

The £45 million property comes with several outdoor spaces which work as outdoor rooms with room for outdoor furniture

The property is the perfect place to entertain guests as it comes with roof terraces that serve as extra rooms in the house

The property is the perfect place to entertain guests as it comes with roof terraces that serve as extra rooms in the house 

  

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