THE KENSINGTON HOME OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL

The Kensington Home of Sir Winston Churchill, where the former prime minister lived and died, has come on the market for £22.9 million. 

Sir Winston and his wife, Baroness Spencer-Churchill, bought 28 Hyde Park Gate in 1945 after his resignation as prime minister. With the exception of 1951 to 1955 – when they were back at 10 Downing Street – the couple lived in the house until Sir Winston’s death in 1965.
plaque
The blue plaque on the front of the house
The road has had its share of noteworthy residents, including Virginia Woolf, Robert Baden-Powell, Sir Jacob Epstein, Nigel Lawson and Nigella Lawson.
The “very wide” seven-bedroom home covers 5,763 sq ft and is arranged over four floors.
drawingThe double-height drawing room covers the lower ground and upper ground floors
The house is entered on a raised ground floor, which has a small sitting room to the left and a larger dining room to the right. Stairs lead down to the lower ground floor, which has staff quarters with kitchen, a family room, a wine cellar and a large drawing room with a double-height ceiling.
Master bedroom
The master bedroom has bay windows leading to a terrace
There are three bedrooms with en-suites on the first floor, including the master bedroom, which has a large walk-in dressing room and west-facing bay windows leading out on to a terrace that overlooks the garden.
The second floor has four more bedrooms and two bathrooms.
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The west-facing garden is 55ft wide
Despite the property’s heritage, the interior has been refurbished in a contemporary style, with bright colours and modern art.
To the back of the property is a 55ft west-facing garden, where a variety of trees frame a patio area.
A black-and-white striped room
The interior has been decorated in a modern style
James Gow, of Strutt and Parker, described the property as “an exceptional and very special seven-bedroom family house, situated in this most prestigious and sought-after street, with the most sensational 55ft-long west-facing garden.”
He added: “This is one of the most historically significant homes currently for sale in prime central London.”
28 Hyde Park Gate is listed with Strutt and Parker (020 7313 8408; struttandparker.com).
Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/buy/sir-winston-churchills-kensington-home-on-the-market-for-23-mill/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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