Saturday, 24 March 2012

Flash Gordon

The sale of Gordon House at The Royal Hospital for £75,000,000

Yesterday I was told of a truly spectacular property that has come to the market in Chelsea.

Gordon House, Tite Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SR

An early 19th century three-storey property built between 1809 and 1868, Gordon House is effectively a country house in the heart of the city. This Grade II and part II* listed building, which also includes buildings named the Orangery and Creek Lodge, forms part of The Royal Hospital site and is currently used as sleeping accommodation for retired soldiers.

Drawings of the proposed scheme for Gordon House

Planning permission has been granted by The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to return the 10,000 square foot building, originally the home of one Colonel Gordon, to a single family home with ancillary accommodation. The inevitable large basement, so popular with today’s buyers, including a cinema, swimming pool, gym, underground parking, maintenance garage and car lift are indeed unsurprising on the list of alterations that have also been approved. The proposed re-landscaping of the grounds, which extend to some 2 acres, would include two ponds and a new access driveway.

Chelsea Pensioners at The Royal Hospital: founded in 1682 by King Charles II to “provide soldiers with a fitting home in their retirement”

Money raised from the sale of the lease for Gordon House will be used by the Royal Hospital to refurbish other buildings on their 20 hectare site.

Gordon House is currently being marketed at a price of £75,000,000 through Savills and certainly must be one of the finest residential development opportunities available in Central London in many years. Once complete, this’ll certainly be one of London’s flashest homes.

For more information on Gordon House, contact Savills on +44 (0) 20 7499 8664. Website:

For more information on the plans for Gordon House, go to the website of Paul Davis & Partners Architects and Urban Designers:

For more information on The Royal Hospital and the Chelsea Pensioners, go to:


James said...

It seems very expensive on a per square foot basis as it hasn't been renovated even yet. £7,500 per square foot is a crazy figure and even ahead of One Hyde Park. I guess the 2 acres of garden does make a difference but even so, this seems like a chunk of change for such a place.

Roderick McKay said...

I like the look of this house but even if I won the EuroMillions I'd still be short. Perhaps Abramovich will buy it. Didn't he try and buy The Old Rectory on Old Church Street but the Rausings didn't want to sell?

Guest said...

But it does all go to the charity and will be used to update the 320 living accommodation for the retired soldiers.

Matthew Steeples said...

 I would assume that it does after fees have been subtracted.

Matthew Steeples said...

 I would agree that it does seem expensive.

Matthew Steeples said...

I am not sure about that attempted purchase. He did, however, buy 96 Cheyne Walk from the estate of the late Paul Channon (AKA Lord Kelvedon).