A Knightsbridge Church has been converted into a £50m home with a 30ft pool, gold leaf hot tub, sauna room, juice bar, gym and cinema.
The Church was sold by the Diocese of London for £1m in 1998 after it fell into disrepair. While some area was saved for worship activities, the rest was bought up my property developers. The plot was originally sold to the Metropolitan Church Fund in 1837 for £300.
Les Misérables and Miss Saigon writer Alain Boublil bought the property, turned it into a four-story home and later sold it for £13.5m to a Thai businessman.
Developers Rigby & Rigby who have developed the new seven-bedroom property claim it is “undeniably one of the finest private homes in Knightsbridge”.
The Grade-II listed building still looks the same from the outside and part of it is still used by the church. The nave has been converted into a drawing room with a 42ft vaulted ceiling but other original features like the mullioned windows and exposed oak beams have been preserved. The home also has a lift made of bronze and glass which is hidden inside spiral staircase
Other features include a glass encased mini-spa with sauna and steam rooms, a treatment room and a 120-inch TV screen capable of showing eight programmes simultaneously.
Also, the sitting room comes fitted with a “electromagnetic” privacy glass that can turn from clear to opaque can be changed from clear to opaque at the touch of a button.
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