The former Belgravia home of Baroness Thatcher has been listed for sale for £30 million.
The white stucco townhouse in Chester Square has returned to the market following a multi-million pound refurbishment.
In 1991, the former prime minster and her husband Denis are said to have paid the Duke of Westminster £700,000 for a 10-year lease for the five-storey house, which was renewed again in 2001.
Baroness Thatcher, who was Prime Minister between 1979 and 1990, lived in the property for more than 20 years.
Chester Square in Belgravia remains as one of the capital’s most prestigious addresses.
Richard Gutteridge, Head of Savills Sloane Street office, describes the home as an eminent and rare property, in terms of location, renovation and history.
“If only the walls could talk, one could almost imagine Ronald Reagan and other heads of state sitting with Baroness Thatcher in her dining room,” he says.
The house was sold following the former prime minster’s death at the age of 87 in 2013 to Leconfield Property Group, a Belgravia developer and construction firm, for just £4.16 million according to Land Registry records, but the building is thought to have been on a short lease.
Several features from Baroness Thatcher’s time at Number 73 Chester Square, a palatial six-bedroom townhouse, remain. The inlaid ‘73’ plaque in the doorstep was installed by her in 1991 when she first moved in, while the security glass to all windows facing the square has been retained, along with the steel-lined bombproof front door.
The first-floor drawing room and library, with views of Chester Square, was said to be Baroness Thatcher’s favourite room of the house. Following an 18-month restoration and refurbishment program by Leconfield, this luxurious space now features a pair of original Louis XVI fireplaces and parquet flooring, selected to match the house’s original floor.
The Hopton stone laid down for the entrance hall is the same used in the Houses of Parliament.
The Grade II-listed home, on the market with estate agent Savills, also now boasts a lift, a newly constructed mews house to the rear and a private garage. On the lower ground floor of the mews, a gym, media room and a 500-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar have been added.