Rolls Royce family mansion for saleTuesday, 15 May 2012 02:21
Where: Knightsbridge, London
What: Rutland Gardens detached house
Price: £14.95 million
This week’s luxury property belonged to motor vehicle royalty-Arthur Rolls of Rolls Royce fame.
The detached house is located in the heart of the capital city in Knightsbridge, an area known worldwide for up-market shopping, museums, galleries and high-end property.
This was and still is an apt location for the man who played a leading role in making Rolls Royce a coveted name.
Mr Arthur Rolls’ initials are still brandished on the property’s front gate marking it forever in history.
It is believed Mr Rolls demolished the previous home on this site so that he could drive his car from the front gate to the garage at the rear of the lot unobstructed.
In its place stands a traditional mews house spread over four spacious levels and overlooking the quiet street.
It is carefully tucked away from the busy Brompton Road hustle.
The home’s interior is very luscious with an emphasis on texture and design.
An entrance hall welcomes guests into the home which has many communal areas.
The reception room has a stunning fireplace and full entertainment system including three dimensional television.
Televisions are also located in the kitchen, home office, outdoor courtyard and near the swimming pool.
The kitchen is a feature room in the home with a stunning high-gloss finish.
It has a direct connection with the dining room with all appliances of chef quality.
Entertaining continues in the outdoor garden and courtyard area.
This is a unique inclusion for a city-centre home with outdoor space at a premium.
Timber decking and water features have been used to create an ambient and tranquil outdoor space for the homeowner.
The design features a fireplace, removable ceiling to let the air and sunshine in and plenty of French doors to create indoor/outdoor living.
The home has two principal bedrooms and two guest bedrooms as well as a staff room with ensuite.
For those who want to relax and forget about the city outside there is a swimming pool and jacuzzi.
This water area has an eye-catching feature wall running down the length of the pool which has a mosaic tile shell.
There is also a gymnasium, steam room and beauty suite.
This detached home is spacious and serene, two qualities greatly coveted in the middle of busy London.
For more details see the listing agent Beauchamp Estates’ website.
By Jessica Brown