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Six-bedroom Chelsea townhouse with award-winning gardens that’s on market for £17.5MILLION

A luxury £17.5million London townhouse in one of the capital’s most desirable areas, and that has never been lived in by its present owner, has hit the market.

The immaculate six-bedroom house is located in Chelsea’s Carlyle Square and is two doors down from the former home of the late broadcaster Sir David Frost.

The square, which has its own private security patrol and award winning gardens, was also home to actress Dame Sibyl Thorndike from 1921-1932, while author and essayist Sir Osbert Sitwell also lived there.

Notorious spy, Kim Philby, who was a double agent for the Soviet Union, once lived at Number 18.

But the owner of Number 24, the house on the market, has never been lived in by its current owner. The owner has not been revealed.

Set over six floors, the house has many clever touches that make the most of its space and location as well as a private garden.

A luxury £17.5million London home (pictured) in one of London's most desirable areas, and which has never been lived in by its present owner, has gone on the market

A luxury £17.5million London home (pictured) in one of London’s most desirable areas, and which has never been lived in by its present owner, has gone on the market

The immaculate six-bedroom house is located in Chelsea's Carlyle Square and is two doors home from former home of the late broadcaster Sir David Frost. Pictured: One of the living room areas

The immaculate six-bedroom house is located in Chelsea’s Carlyle Square and is two doors home from former home of the late broadcaster Sir David Frost. Pictured: One of the living room areas

The owner of Number 24, the house on the market, has never been lived in by its current owner - who has not been revealed. Pictured: One of the six bedrooms

The owner of Number 24, the house on the market, has never been lived in by its current owner – who has not been revealed. Pictured: One of the six bedrooms

The house also has a further large reception room with access to an upper terrace, a home gym and an opulent cinema room (pictured) with stadium seating and a professional screening system

The house also has a further large reception room with access to an upper terrace, a home gym and an opulent cinema room (pictured) with stadium seating and a professional screening system 

The house opens up directly onto a landscaped and illuminated garden (pictured) which is designed around a mature Norwegian Maple tree

The house opens up directly onto a landscaped and illuminated garden (pictured) which is designed around a mature Norwegian Maple tree

On the raised ground floor there is a large, open plan kitchen/dining/reception room which has its own built-in bar.

This area then opens up directly onto a landscaped and illuminated garden which is designed around a mature Norwegian Maple tree. 

The garden has three main levels that include a limestone terrace with its own gas fire.

The house also has a further large reception room with access to an upper terrace, a home gym and an opulent cinema room with stadium seating and a professional screening system.

Set over six floors, the house has many clever touches that make the most of its space and location as well as a private garden. Pictured: One of the hallways

Set over six floors, the house has many clever touches that make the most of its space and location as well as a private garden. Pictured: One of the hallways

On the raised ground floor there is a large, open plan kitchen/dining/reception room which has its own built-in bar. Pictured: One of the hallway areas

On the raised ground floor there is a large, open plan kitchen/dining/reception room which has its own built-in bar. Pictured: One of the hallway areas

The garden has three main levels that include a limestone terrace with its own gas fire. Pictured: One of the six bedroom areas

The garden has three main levels that include a limestone terrace with its own gas fire. Pictured: One of the six bedroom areas

The property has six bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, and a luxurious main bedroom suite that has stunning views over the square and gardens at the back. Pictured: One of the six bedrooms

 The property has six bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, and a luxurious main bedroom suite that has stunning views over the square and gardens at the back. Pictured: One of the six bedrooms

The lower part is constructed around a courtyard which brings natural light and natural ventilation to all of the bedrooms (pictured: One of the bedrooms) at that level

The lower part is constructed around a courtyard which brings natural light and natural ventilation to all of the bedrooms (pictured: One of the bedrooms) at that level

Along with Dame Sibyl and Sir Osbet, Carlyle Square, which has its own private security patrol, has been home to a number of notable people over the decades. Pictured: The property has en-suite bathrooms in all of the bedrooms

Along with Dame Sibyl and Sir Osbet, Carlyle Square, which has its own private security patrol, has been home to a number of notable people over the decades. Pictured: The property has en-suite bathrooms in all of the bedrooms

The award-winning gardens, that can only be accessed by the residents of the square, were the site of the annual summer parties held by the late broadcaster Sir David Frost, who lived two doors down from the property. Pictured: One of the courtyard areas

The award-winning gardens, that can only be accessed by the residents of the square, were the site of the annual summer parties held by the late broadcaster Sir David Frost, who lived two doors down from the property. Pictured: One of the courtyard areas

The property has six bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, and a luxurious main bedroom suite that has stunning views over the square and gardens at the back.

The lower part is constructed around a courtyard which brings natural light and natural ventilation to all of the bedrooms at that level.

Along with Dame Sibyl and Sir Osbet, Carlyle Square, which has its own private security patrol, has been home to a number of notable people over the decades.

The award-winning gardens, that can only be accessed by the residents of the square, were the site of the annual summer parties held by the late broadcaster Sir David Frost, who lived two doors down from the property.

His parties attracted many notable people from British and international society, politics and broadcasting.

Sir David's parties attracted many notable people from British and international society, politics and broadcasting. Pictured: One of the living room areas

Sir David’s parties attracted many notable people from British and international society, politics and broadcasting. Pictured: One of the living room areas

Mohamed Zaghloul, of UK Sotheby's International Realty, who are handling the sale, said the owners had never lived there. Pictured: The main kitchen area

Mohamed Zaghloul, of UK Sotheby’s International Realty, who are handling the sale, said the owners had never lived there. Pictured: The main kitchen area

He said: 'As a newly developed house it was purchased by the current owner in 2017 but due to a change in personal circumstances, the family never used it as a primary residence.' Pictured: The dinning room of the property

He said: ‘As a newly developed house it was purchased by the current owner in 2017 but due to a change in personal circumstances, the family never used it as a primary residence.’ Pictured: The dinning room of the property

Mr Zaghloul said that because the house had never been lived in by the current owners, it has therefore been 'maintained in immaculate condition'. Pictured: One of the living room areas

Mr Zaghloul said that because the house had never been lived in by the current owners, it has therefore been ‘maintained in immaculate condition’. Pictured: One of the living room areas

The house has never been lived in by its current owners and has been maintained in an immaculate condition. Pictured: One of the living room areas

The house has never been lived in by its current owners and has been maintained in an immaculate condition. Pictured: One of the living room areas

The house has six bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. Pictured is one of the bathrooms at the property in Chelsea

The house has six bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom. Pictured is one of the bathrooms at the property in Chelsea

One of the bathrooms in the luxury London property. The house features six en-suite bathrooms, along with living areas and a garden

One of the bathrooms in the luxury London property. The house features six en-suite bathrooms, along with living areas and a garden

Pictured: One of the bathrooms in the property, which is situated in upmarket Chelsea - one of London's most desirable areas

Pictured: One of the bathrooms in the property, which is situated in upmarket Chelsea – one of London’s most desirable areas

The square has its own garden area, where Sir David Frost used to throw parties for highly esteemed guests when he lived there

The square has its own garden area, where Sir David Frost used to throw parties for highly esteemed guests when he lived there

The house features its own court-yard garden with a a mature Norwegian Maple tree - which sits at the centre of the outdoor space

The house features its own court-yard garden with a a mature Norwegian Maple tree – which sits at the centre of the outdoor space

Mohamed Zaghloul, of UK Sotheby’s International Realty, who are handling the sale, said the owners had never lived there.

He said: ‘As a newly developed house it was purchased by the current owner in 2017 but due to a change in personal circumstances, the family never used it as a primary residence.

‘It has therefore been maintained in immaculate condition.

‘The recent lockdowns have seen an increase in demand for homes with gyms, cinemas and outdoor space. People want even more from their home now and this house has it all, including a dedicated security patrol of the Square.’

He believes the property is perfect for family living and will attract local and international buyers, especially those keen to save on tax before the implementation of the foreign buyers’ tax due to commence next year. 

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