Royal residence in London up for sale for $48 million

A grandiose royal residence in London is on the market for the first time in 30 years and could be yours for $48 million.

According to Architectural Digest, the mansion was once occupied by the Greek royal family through the mid to late 1940s, when HRH Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark and her husband Major Richard Brandram, MC, moved into the home as their primary residence.

Listed through Beauchamp Estates, Marcus O’Brien, head of Beauchamp Estates Private Office, said the trophy residence is one of just 12 garden-facing freehold houses on Eaton Square, which has a total of 118 buildings.

“The square is the jewel in the crown of the Grosvenor Estate and regarded as one of the best addresses in London,” Mr O’Brien said in a statement.

While not officially a royal palace, the five-floor residence was built by Thomas Cubit between 1825 and 1826 and boasts a formal stucco and brick façade with a portico supported by doric columns, in keeping with the other row houses on the block. 

Upon entry, the grand reception hall and formal dining room lead to a main reception room and sitting room. 

The primary bedroom suite occupies the entirety of the second floor, with three additional bedroom suites found on the upper floors, while the basement features a guest bedroom suite, gym, kitchen, utilities, and laundry room. 

The sale also includes the on-site mews house, which can be used as an additional five bedrooms or as a combination of living and bedroom spaces, making this property perfect for larger families or those who love to entertain.

Princess Katherine and her husband lived in the home for many years before eventually moving to Marlow in Buckinghamshire.

Founding director of Beauchamp Estates, Gary Hersham said with its fascinating royal history, the magnificent townhouse-mansion provides the opportunity to acquire one of the finest houses on Eaton Square, on the market for the first time in a generation.

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Rowan Crosby

Rowan Crosby is a senior journalist at Elite Agent specialising in finance and real estate.