St Saviours is a church that was converted into an opulent mansion.It was originally designed by Belgrave Square architect George Basevi in 1838. The Diocese of London sold most of St Saviours a while back for about £1 million. After that, only a smal section of the church was still used for worship. The rest was bought by developers who turned it into a 4-story home that was owned for six years by Les Misérables and Miss Saigon writer Alain Boublil. He sold it for £13.5 million in 2009 to a Thai businessman who commissioned a second makeover costing an estimated £10 million and lasting almost three years.

It features approximately 11,500 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms, bronze and glass elevator, spiral stone staircase, open concept living/dining area with 42 foot vaulted ceiling, gym, home theater, juice bar, glass enclosed spa with sauna and steam room and a 30 foot indoor pool with hot tub.

The house isn’t officially on the market, but sources say it could easily fetch £50,000,000.

*Thanks to HOTR reader Jeff Lee for the tip!

  • Daniel

    Go figure. Even a church built in 1838 isn’t immune to the ubiquitous white contemporary kinda-like-a-Candy-and-Candy-but-not-as-nice interior. I think this would have been much more interesting had they kept what I’m assuming was a gothic interior. However, I could not end up inviting guests to lunch or dinner here. Whether you preach there or not it is still a church.




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  • Tigurinn

    “but sources say it could easily fetch £50,000,000”

    http://t.qkme.me/3sirqh.jpg




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  • mak

    50M? Really?

    Lets see…the church sold it for 1M
    The next guy sold it for 13.5 (don’t know how much he put into it, but I assume he at least got it back)
    The next guy put $10M into it (for a total of 23.5) and wants to sell it for 50M.

    That is a whole lot of money the church left on the alter…




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  • Grrrowler

    Take a unique and historic building in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in one of the most desirable cities in the world. Next, put the most pedestrian, trite, and boring interior imaginable into it. Finally, ask a ridiculous amount of money for it. And there we have this house.




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  • Otessa Regina Compton

    They could do so much more justice to this historic site, instead they have on the interior, to make it look like so much of nothing. They should have done much better.




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  • Venom

    The desecration of a church to be turned into this, disgusting.




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  • Markus

    This is all about it’s knightsbridge location and the rare amount of square footage you’re getting. I agree it’s probs not worth the price but this is flashy trophy home part of inner london where prices don’t make sense.

    As far as the church thing, it is very very common all over britain to convert churches a) they can’t be demolished easily b) you get more space for your buck c) people like the architectural character etc.

    Very strange at this price point though. At least through conversion they’ve saved the street scape a little bit.




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