Lily Spencer-Churchill, Dowager Duchess of Marlborough, is letting everybody see what it truly is like to dwell like a serious aristocrat.
An elegant 19th-century townhouse owned by the duchess is for sale in central London, priced at $24 million. Located shut to Buckingham Palace in the unique Belgravia community, the 6,250-sq.-foot home was Lily’s dwelling in advance of her 2008 marriage ceremony to John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough (also acknowledged as “Sunny” mainly because of his other title of Earl of Sunderland).
Lily kept possession of the home immediately after relocating to the duke’s impressive ancestral property, the 187-place Blenheim Palace in rural Oxfordshire, all over 60 miles northwest of the British capital.
“32 Eaton Place is a great townhouse in the heart of Belgravia,” Gary Hersham from realtors Beauchamp Estates says about the five-floor, nine-bedroom dwelling. It also comes with a loved ones kitchen, two kitchenettes, two gardens and a private included terrace.
“The townhouse provides in depth residing area with flexibility if a consumer wished to use a single of the numerous guest bedrooms as a property study or library for occasion,” he proceeds. “With gorgeous primary particulars this sort of as ornate fireplaces preserved throughout, this townhouse is of an fantastic caliber.”
Lily was the fourth spouse of the 11th Duke, who regrettably passed absent 5 several years in the past. The few achieved on holiday break in Sardinia in 2007 and married the next year when she was in her fifties and the duke – a immediate relative of legendary WW2 chief Sir Winston Churchill – was in his eighties.
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The dwelling by itself types portion of an ornate terrace designed by famed Victorian builder Thomas Cubitt from 1826 to 1835.
It characteristics substantial ceilings and elaborate original cornicing in the course of, furthermore a spacious dual-facet eating space, and Georgian sash home windows overlooking the street.
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In an indulgent twist, Lily’s principal bed room suite occupies the overall next floor, with dual element windows and a luxury marble-clad en-suite toilet.