This Grade II listed white stucco mansion is located in Queen’s Gate, London, United Kingdom. The house was built in 1860 and in 1920 the property became the headquarters of The Royal Entomological Society remaining so until 2007, when the current owners began their refurbishment. It has been refurbished to exacting standards by the award winning Czarska Group. It boasts approximately 15,676 square feet of living space with 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, grand reception room, formal dining room, billiards room, oak paneled home theater, indoor swimming pool with steam room and more. It comes fully furnished. The price is available upon request.

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  • Grrrowler

    First off, they can keep most of the furnishings. I wouldn’t mind some of the antiques, but most of the rest is sort of depressing. Beyond that, the house itself is great. I appreciate that the kitchen and bathrooms weren’t redone in period style, and that the pool area wasn’t done up in Victorian kitsch or steampunk. The rooms are really well proportioned and the details that exist are lovely, without being overdone. The theater is ridiculously large, at least relative to the size of the screen, and should have been cut by about half. Otherwise, with a skilled decorator this place would be amazing. I can only imagine what the price is…




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    • cv711

      Price is £25 million




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      • Grrrowler

        Not as bad as I expected. Compared to other things we’ve seen on this site, I’d take this over many of those. A bloated McMansion in someplace like Ohio or a townhouse in London? No contest.




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  • c

    I may be dumb… what’s Grade II?




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  • Edward

    from wikipedia;

    A listed building in the United Kingdom is a building that has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

    A listed building may not be demolished, extended or altered without special permission from the local planning authority.

    There are three types of listed status for buildings in England and Wales:

    Grade I: buildings of exceptional interest,
    Grade II*: particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
    Grade II: buildings that are of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve them.




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    • NOVA Ben

      Thanks, Edward!

      So I guess it’s a lot like the register of historic places here in America. Those descriptions are very vague, though, there doesn’t seem to be much difference between the three.




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  • Daniel

    It’s a little dark and has an embassy feel to it, but it could be stunning. I love that theater…stunning woodwork. Master bathroom looks complicated to use.




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  • NOVA Ben

    It’s a beautiful townhome, I love it for the most part. It’s nice that the home comes furnished, but most of the furnishings are very uninspired, I feel like this place deserves more in that regard. I love most of the spaces inside…the theater looks too big, as Grrrowler said, and I think the master bath is a bit on the large side, too, although that happens sometimes in historic residences. The price, if cv711’s quote is accurate, is very agreeable for this much space in London.




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